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Warrant issued for the murder of a beloved Akron man who was shot in front of his family

Posted at 5:05 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 17:05:50-04

Police have issued a warrant for the murder of beloved Akron man Bonn Rassavong.

Detectives have identified Donyea Tyus, 29, as a suspect in two separate homicides, including Rassavong's death.

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According to Akron police, Rassavong was shot around 3:30 a.m. on July 7 while walking to his car on Schiller Avenue. Detectives said he was approached by two men in dark clothing who demanded property before shooting Rassavong in the head. 

Adding to the heartache, family members witnessed the killing.

"They held them up at gunpoint, and they shot Bonn three times, and his brother got away. He said, 'I ran as fast as I could.' And his mother witnessed the whole thing," said close friend Kellie Chapman.

Police believe Donyea Tyus and his brother, Orlando Tyus, 27, fatally shot Rassavong. 

Akron police say Donyea Tyus is also wanted for a second homicide that occurred about an hour later in a parking lot in the 300 block of South Arlington Street. The victim was Robert McCall, 58. He was found with a gunshot wound to his head. 

Orlando Tyus was arrested Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and is currently in the Summit County Jail.