Akron police have issued an arrested warrant for a 29-year old man in connection with one of a pair of shootings today.
In the first incident, two men were shot at while leaving a business on 13th Street SW at Clearview. Stephon Allen, 20, was hit in the leg and treated at Akron General. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening, according to police. The second man, Cedric Weatherspoon Jr., 20, was not hit in the drive by shooting.
Police say two men were in a silver LTZ Chevy Impala with Florida plates and fired the shots at the two men. Police are looking for Thomas Blankenship, 29, of Lakemont Street as one of the suspects.
In the second incident, shots were fired in the Cole Avenue and Moore Street area and several homes were hit by bullets. No one was injured.
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(APD) Shortly before 11:00am this morning, officers responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Lakewood Boulevard.
Officers located two males, Stephon Allen, 20, of Rentar Lane and Cedric Weatherspoon Jr., 20, of Greenwood Avenue. Allen and Weatherspoon reported they were leaving a business, on 13th Street SW at Clearview Avenue, when two black male in a silver LTZ Chevy Impala with Florida plates fired several shots at them.
Allen was struck in the leg several times and was transported to Akron General Medical Center where his injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Weatherspoon was not struck.
One suspect has been identified, and warrants for felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons while under disability were issued.
Detectives need the public’s help in locating Thomas M. Blankenship, 29, of Lakemont Street in Akron. Blankenship is a black male, 5’11” and 155 lbs. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. The second suspect has not been identified.
Also today, shortly before noon, officers responded to several shots fired calls in the area of Cole Avenue and Moore Street. Several homes in the 1300 block of Moore Street were struck. No injuries were reported. The suspects were possibly in a black, 2013 Dodge Dart.