Man fatally shot in Hi-De-Ho Lounge identified

Posted at 5:03 AM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 14:21:10-05

A man was shot and killed inside the Hi-De-Ho Lounge on Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron late Thursday.

Akron police say the 39-year-old victim, identified as Lentheric Caldwell, of Akron, was inside the bar when a man came inside, shot the man in the chest and ran.

Caldwell was transported to Akron General Medical Center where he later died.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect—44-year-old Willie Steve Hicks III of Eva Avenue in Akron—with help from witnesses in the bar.

A warrant is out for Hicks' arrest. He is described as a 6-foot 1-inch tall black man. He weighs about 180 pounds.

Officials say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Hicks' whereabouts is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490 or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.

Another homicide was reported at the Zodiac Bar in Akron overnight.