A man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in an Ohio town that hasn’t seen a murder since the 1970s, authorities announced.
The 20-year-old suspect, Terrance L. Owens of Akron, turned himself in to Fairlawn, Ohio, police, who booked him into the Summit County jail on one count each of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, The Akron Beacon Journal reported, citing court records.
Around 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 9, police found Tyler Finn, 25, shot multiple times in an apartment building's parking lot.
Finn, the father of a 4-year-old boy, was pronounced dead a short time later, and the Summit County Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide caused by a gunshot wound to the head-neck area.
According to the Beacon Journal, Fairlawn Police Chief Terrance Wisener said two men approached Finn in the lot when he exited a truck, and “a gun battle ensued and that's where he was shot.”
Witnesses told investigators the men fled the scene in a white mid-size vehicle.
Though there is only one arrest in the case so far, Wisener recently noted detectives are “following a number of leads” and the investigation is “fluid.”
“I think my grandson was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Jackie Jones, the victim’s grandmother.
Anyone with information about the murder is requested to contact Fairlawn police at (330) 670-4309.