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Suspect wanted in connection with death of 18-year-old Na'Kia Crawford turns himself in

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 11:16:03-04

AKRON, Ohio — An 18-year-old wanted in connection to the death of Na’Kia Crawford turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning, according to Akron police.

Jaion Bivins, 18, who was wanted for tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice, turned himself in just after midnight. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released.

Officials are still searching for 17-year-old Adarus Black, who is wanted for murder in connection with Crawford's death. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

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Pcitured above is Adarus Black.

Crawford was shot to death while inside her vehicle with her grandmother at the intersection of E. North Street and N. Howard Street on the afternoon of June 14.

Police believe the murder was a case of mistaken identity and that Black fired multiple shots from a black Chevy Camaro into Crawford's car, hitting and killing the young woman who had graduated from Akron North High School a week earlier.

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