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Police look for suspect in fatal shooting outside Akron convenience store

Posted: 11:55 AM, Jan 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-24 16:55:14Z

A warrant has been issued for a man accused of shooting and killing a 57-year-old Akron resident last November.

According to police, charges were filed against 35-year-old Jerry Dwayne Alford in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Nov. 16 on the 400 block of West Market Street.

The victim was identified as Dereke D. Alexander of Akron. 

An aggravated murder charge was filed against Alford after physical evidence tied him to the scene of the crime, police said.

Anyone who may have information regarding Alford's whereabouts is asked to call the Akron detective bureau at 330-375-2490 or the U.S. Marshals service at 866-4-WANTED.

Alford is 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.