Update: Akron Police have arrested 21-year-old Devon Williams in connection to the shooting death of 20-year-old Shawn Prude, whose body was found in the middle of South Arlington Street in the 12-hundred block early last week. A warrant was issued for Williams shortly after the shooting. He was arrested Friday and is charged with murder.
Akron Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating homicide suspect Devon Williams of Vicgross Avenue in Akron.
On Wednesday, APD released a statement saying they've signed a murder warrant for Williams, who they are say shot and killed a man the morning of November 20th, 2018.
Just after 10 a.m. on November 20th, police were called to the 1200 block of South Arlington on a report of a shooting. There they found the 20-year-old victim lying in the street with several gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead on the scene and identified as 20-year-old Shawn Prude of North Toby Terrace.
Several witnesses came forward identifying Williams as the suspect, though two others were also identified. It was later determined that those two men were not involved in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Williams is asked to call Akron Police Detectives at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals Service at 866-4-WANTED, or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc at 330-434-COPS. You can also anonymously text TIPSCO to 274-637.