AKRON, Ohio - Another arrest has been made in connection with the deadly shootings that have taken place in Akron this week.
The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Akron Division called in Task Force officers from three counties, the Street Narcotics Uniform Division unit, and all worked aggressively with the Akron Police Department to track down those responsible for the violence.
Friday afternoon, 28-year-old Christopher Meadows was arrested on homicide charges by the Task Force and SNUD units on S. Arlington Avenue in Akron for the shooting death of 27-year-old Tramein Walker.
The various organizations continued to work together - taking to the streets, conducting interviews and surveillance.
At 5:30pm Friday, 29-year-old Dawud Spaulding from Akron was arrested on Dominion Avenue on kidnapping charges. Spaulding was also wanted for questioning in the shooting deaths that happened on Thursday in a driveway on Grant Avenue.
Peter Elliott, U.S. Marshal, Northern District of Ohio stated “The NOVFTF is committed to assist local police departments in assuring that their citizens feel safe. The NOVFTF has worked very hard to track, locate and apprehend fugitives from justice no matter where they run and hide. The work of the Task Force Akron Division and Akron Police SNUDS unit over the last few days is just one example of how team work pays off and our commitment to the Akron community. We will continue to hit the streets with all of our resources to assist in tracking down all of the shooting suspects.”
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to847411(tip411). Tipsters may remain anonymous.
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