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Police arrest 33-year-old man in connection to deadly New Year's Eve shooting in Akron

Posted: 12:18 PM, Jan 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 12:18:18-05
Fatal Akron shooting on Kenyon Street on New Year's Eve

AKRON, Ohio — Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a man accused of a deadly shooting that killed a 24-year-old man on Kenyon Avenue in Akron on New Year’s Eve, according to a release from U.S. Marshals Service.

On Thursday morning, Dustin Austin, 33, was arrested for homicide, felonious assault and probation violations charges.

On New Year’s Eve, Darrick Boyer, 24, was shot and killed in the 800 block of Kenyon Avenue in Akron. He was found in a vehicle in the middle of the street with several gunshot wounds, authorities said.

A week after the fatal shooting, Austin was identified as a suspect in the homicide. On Thursday, officers located him in the west Akron area. He was arrested without incident during a traffic stop at the intersection of White Pond Drive and Mull Avenue.

During his arrest, police found methamphetamine, drug trafficking instruments and cash.

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