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US Marshals offering reward for suspects wanted for Na'Kia Crawford's death

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 16:57:17-04

AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task is searching for two individuals wanted in connection to the death of 18-year-old Na’Kia Crawford.

Officials are searching for 17-year-old Adarus Black and 18-year-old Jaion Bivins.

Black is wanted for murder in the shooting death of Crawford and Bivins is wanted in connection to the incident, charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.

Authorities previously offered a $5,000 reward for Black and have since offered a $2,500 reward for Bivins.

The third person involved in the death of Crawford, 24-year-old Janisha George, of Tallmadge, turned herself into police on Friday. She is being charged with obstructing justice.

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 24.

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.

On Wednesday night, police received information that the car was in Cleveland. The FBI tracked it down and the car was brought down to Akron where it was processed for potential evidence.

After the discovery, the investigation accelerated and police identified the three suspects.

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