The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a nightclub shooting last July.
22-year old Dontay Antonio Taylor with a last known address on Eva Avenue in Akron is wanted for allegedly murdering 38-year old Rahsaan Price and injuring 28-year old Lamar Fitzgerald and 25-year old Deanna May at the Embassy Lounge on Romig Road July 23.
Police say the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. after Taylor was refused entry into the lounge. He allegedly fired several shots through the windows, killing Price while he was DJ'ing at the nightclub.
Taylor is a black man standing 5’09” and weighs 145 lbs. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department's Detective Bureau or the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Callers can remain anonymous.
After numerous complaints for a West Akron bar, city leaders are taking a proactive approach to strip them of their liquor license.
Ward 9 Councilman and Public Safety Chair Mike Freeman tells AkronNewsNow.com the bar has been nothing but trouble.
"We've had 83 calls for service at this particular club in the past 18 months, and from what I understand it's only open three days a week, so that makes the average pretty high," Freeman said.
Ward 9 Councilman Mike Freeman by Aaron Coleman
Akron City Council unanimously passed a legislation Monday objecting to the Embassy Lounge Bar and Grille's renewal of their liquor license.
Within the past four weeks at the Romig Road nightspot, there's been a couple more incidents at the club, including the murder of 38-year old Rahsann Price last week. Price was DJ'ing at the club when he was struck and killed last week. Police are still searching for the suspect in the murder, Dontay Antonio Taylor of Akron.
Freeman said other tenants in the complex wanted the business removed well before Price's death.
"I actually met with one of the tenants in the plaza and the Akron Police Department has been putting together a case for a nuisance business here," Freeman explained.
"This is not in direct response to the homicide, this was in place before it even occured."
Three of the incidents reported incidents at the club were shootings including the Price murder. There were also numerous stabbings, fights, and drug related offenses.
City officials not spoken to the owner of the nightclub, but Freeman says the tenants he spoke with addressed their concerns with the landlord and have strongly opposed the club's license renewal.
Freeman says the most disturbing aspecy of the calls is that most of them came after hours.
Here is a partial listing of some of the calls taken in regards to the Embassy Lounge. This list was compiled by Lieutenant Terry Plasko and Captain Martha Sullivan of the Akron Police Department.
On 7/23/12, shooting incident where 1 person was killed and 2 were shot/injured
On 7/22/12, there was an assault that happened at this location
On 7/12/12, responded to this location reference a hit skip. An arrest was made on someone playing loud music for sound amplifying device and open container.
On 7/8/12, report of a felonious assault/stabbing that occurred at this location with 2 victims
On 7/7/12, report of an assault that happened at this location
6/10/12, arrest for disorderly conduct/intox
On 5/12/12, arrest for public indecency and disorderly conduct
On 3/18/12, report of a baggie of marijuana being taken by a security officer at the bar from someone who was attempting to enter the bar. The male tore her shirt while attempting to take back the drugs. The security officer did not want to file charges.
On 3/6/12, responded to a fight that stemmed from an accident. The driver of one of the vehicles misrep'd his id in order to avoid arrest on a warrant and for suspended license.
On 2/28/12, report of theft of personal papers that took place inside the bar.
On 2/11/12, report of an assault that occured at this location
On 2/4/12, traffic stop in the parking lot of this location. One person was arrested for driving under a suspended license, the other for having a baggie of marijuana. Both were charged with obstructing.
On 7/22/12, there was a hit skip accident
On 7/21/12, check for reckless operator
On 7/11/12 fight with no injury. It was gone on our arrival.
On 7/10/12, there was a traffic accident
On 7/5/12, there was a fight, but gone when we arrived
On 5/6/12 responded to a fight, half gone, which was someone wanting her phone that was in the bar
On 4/29/12 there was a call of wanting to make a report reference items stolen from a car but the caller was gone
On 4/16/12 there was an accident report
UPDATE: Akron police are looking for a 22-year old Akron man now wanted on murder and assault charges after a deadly bar shooting on Romig Road last night.
Akron police and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force say Dontay Antonio Taylor should be considered armed and "extremely dangerous."
(APD news release) The Akron Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking for assistance from the public for information that could lead to the arrest of a wanted fugitive, Dontay Antonio Taylor.
Dontay Antonio Taylor, 22, with a last known address on Eva Avenue, is wanted for the Murder and Felonious Assault that occurred at the Embassy Lounge, located at 2200 Romig Road, around 11:30 last night. Taylor was refused entry into the lounge and then he fired several shots through the windows of the nightclub, killing Rahsann M. Price, 38, and injuring Lamar R. Fitzgerald, 28, and Deanna L. May, 25.
Dontay Antonio Taylor is a black male, 5’09”, 145 lbs. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
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One person is dead and two people were injured following a shooting inside an Akron bar late Monday night.
Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards says multiple shots were fired inside Embassy Lounge Bar and Grille on Romig Road after the suspected shooter was denied entry into the bar around 11:30 p.m.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who was killed as Rahsaan Price, 38, of Akron. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man and woman also suffered single gunshot wounds. They were taken to a local hospital were their injuries appear to be non life-threatening.
Detectives are following up on all current leads. Police have not located or identified any suspects.
Akron police are investigating two separate stabbings that occurred over the weekend.
The first stabbing happened in the 400 block of Noah Avenue shortly after midnight Saturday.
Police said Destanie Carter, 20, of Akron, allegedly broke a bottle and used it to stab a 16-year-old in the arm and back during a fight.
The teenager was taken to Akron City Hospital where her injuries appear to be non life-threatening.
Carter was arrested and charged with felonious assault. She was booked into the Summit County Jail.
Early Sunday morning, officers responded to another fight where two people reported they were stabbed outside of Embassy Lounge Bar and Grille in the 2200 block of Romig Road.
The victims were taken to Akron General Medical Center for treatment.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
Akron police are also investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday morning outside of Ham's Lounge in Akron.
Police said two people were shot in the leg outside the club in the 1200 block of South Arlington Street around 2:30 a.m.
The victims were taken to Akron City Hospital for what appears to be non life-threatening injuries.
The victims were unable to give police a suspect description. The shooting remains under investigation.
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