Rewards offered to catch Akron murder suspects Lavaile Thomas and Dontay Taylor

AKRON, Ohio - Rewards are being offered for information that leads to the arrest of two Akron men wanted for separate murders in the city.

Dontay Antonio Taylor, 22, is wanted for a murder and felonious assault at the Embassy Lounge on Romig Road on July 23.

Police said Taylor was refused entry into the lounge and then fired several shots through the widows of the nightclub.

Bullets struck three people and killed 38-year-old Rahsaan Price.

Lavaile Dwight Thomas Jr., 25, is accused of murdering a man and injuring a woman outside an East Avenue home.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Authorities said Thomas fired shots into a car, killing Deshawn Smith, 18, and injuring a 21-year-old woman.

Akron detectives said Thomas' accomplice, Dierre Laneal Robinson, 23, turned himself in Monday afternoon.

The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering the unspecified reward.

Both men should be considered armed and dangerous. If you know where they are, you can anonymously call Akron police at (330) 375-2490, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and your tip to TIP411 (847411).

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