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Man wanted for shooting death of Akron father arrested in West Virginia

Posted at 7:41 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 19:44:38-04

AKRON, Ohio — Eugene Calvin Wells, the man wanted for the shooting death of the father who was allegedly gunned down in front of his children in the Summit Lake neighborhood, has been arrested in West Virginia, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Police said Walter Matthews, 23, and Wells, 24, were involved in a physical fight outside of a carryout store. Wells allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at Matthews.

Shortly after the shooting, a SWAT team converged on a home on Alllenford Street and fired tear gas trying to get Wells out of a home, but it turned out he wasn't there.

The U.S. Marshals Southern West Virginia Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Wells at 3 p.m. Monday in a Walmart parking lot in South Charleston, West Virginia, according to authorities.

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