18-year-old wanted in connection with murder of Akron teen turns himself in to police

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW)– Akron police on Tuesday said another suspect wanted in connection with the murder of an Akron 18-year-old is now in custody.

Na’Kia Crawford, a recent graduate of North High School, was shot and killed on June 14 while running errands with her grandmother. It happened at North Howard and West North streets in Akron.

Last Thursday, Akron police identified three suspects in her murder and said it was likely a case of mistaken identity.

Adarus Black, 17, is still wanted in her murder and there’s a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Akron police said Jaion Bivins, 18, surrendered to detectives early Tuesday morning on charges of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. The Marshals were offering a $2,500 reward for tips resulting in his capture.

Adarus Black and Jaion Bivins
Adarus Black and Jaion Bivins (Photos courtesy: U.S. Marshals Service)

Janisha George, 24, turned herself in to the police department with her attorney Friday morning, according to police. She was wanted for obstructing justice.

Anyone with information on Black’s whereabouts should call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Info can also be submitted online here. Tips can remain anonymous.

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