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Canton police identify 2 suspects wanted in connection to shooting death of 27-year-old man

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Devon Meredith
Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 08:06:40-04

CANTON, Ohio — The Canton Police Department has identified two suspects wanted in connection to the shooting death of a 27-year-old man who was shot inside a home on 6th Street SW in Canton Monday afternoon, according to police.

Officers responded to a home in the 1400 block of 6th Street SW after dispatch received a call reporting a male was assaulted in the home.

Authorities found Devon Meredith, 27, with an apparent gunshot wound. The Stark County Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.

"They were able to determine there was a single gunshot wound to the head. There was no weapon located," said Lt. Dennis Garren.

Canton detectives identified two suspects wanted in connection to the shooting. Robert Torrence II, 29, wanted for murder and Thomas R. Humphrey, 48, wanted for complicity to commit murder. Both remained at large as of Tuesday evening according to police.

A makeshift memorial of balloons was started outside the home where Meredith was found.

Meredith's mother, Stacy Craig, said the family is devastated and wants more details from police about the investigation.

"I'm heartbroken. He was my whole world and I want justice for my son. They destroyed a whole family," Craig said.

Meredith did not live at the Canton house where he was killed. According to a police report, he lived on 14th Street SE In Massillon.

Makeshift memorial started outside a home in the 1400 block of 6th Street SW where a 27-year-old man was found shot to death.

The Canton Police Detective Bureau and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are asking anyone with information to call police at 330-489-3144.

A gofundme fundraiser has been created to help the family.

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