The suspect arrested for a fatal shooting outside the McDonald’s on West Market Street in Akron April 6th appeared in Akron Municipal Court this morning.
21-year old Johnnl Lewis pleaded not guilty to murder and aggravated robbery charges. He is being held on $1 million 10 percent bond.
Police said Lewis tried opening the rear door of the fast-food restaurant on West Market Street on April 6 when he was confronted by employee John Lehman, who was taking out the trash.
Detectives said that’s when Lewis pulled his gun and shot John Lehman to death before fleeing the scene.
Lewis will be arraigned in Summit County Court May 3rd (at 8 a.m).
There's been an arrest in the murder of an Akron McDonalds employee.
Police brought Johnnl Lewis into custody late Tuesday night on South High Street.
He confessed on video to the murder of 28-year-old John Lehman from April 6th.
Police said Lewis tried opening the rear door of the restaurant, when he was confronted by Lehman, who was taking out the trash.
Authorities said Lewis pulled his gun and shot Lehman to death before fleeing the scene.
News Release from the Akron Police Department
The Akron Police Department is announcing the arrest of a suspect in the April 6th murder of a McDonalds employee. Late last night, 21 year-old Johnnl Lanier Lewis of Akron was taken into custody and charged with murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 28 year-old John A. Lehman.
John Lehman was shot to death while taking out the trash outside of the McDonalds Restaurant, located at 390 West Market Street.
Johnnl Lanier Lewis was identified after the police department received several combined tips. He was brought in for questioning and subsequently arrested.
Lewis was transported to the Summit County Jail, where he is being held pending arraignment tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Akron Municipal Court.
Chief James Nice said, “The police cannot solve all crimes on their own. Crime solving often depends on the community’s dedicated involvement. In this instance the public stepped forward to provide valuable information and we are very appreciative. This is a great example of how our community policing efforts are working to bridge the gap between safety forces and the public.”