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$35,000 reward offered for arrest, prosecution in Cuyahoga Falls homicide

Posted at 8:15 AM, May 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 13:22:38-04

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Reward money is now being offered for tips that help solve the homicide of a 23-year-old man who was shot inside an apartment on Forest Glen Drive in Cuyahoga Falls back in May.

On May 26, Cuyahoga Falls officers responded to an apartment on Forest Glen Drive where the man was found shot inside the home, according to authorities.

Scene of homicide at apartment on Forest Glen Drive in Cuyahoga Falls.

The man, identified as Giovanni Stanford, from Akron, was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries.

A female was also found with a gunshot wound to her leg. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Scene of homicide at apartment on Forest Glen Drive in Cuyahoga Falls.

Police said both Stanford and the female victim were shot inside the apartment from what police called "outside an area window."

The shooter fled the scene after the shooting, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cuyahoga Falls Police at 330-928-2181, CrimeStoppers at 330-434-2677, or the Cuyahoga Falls Tip Line 330- 971-8477.

CrimeStoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for the arrest and indictment of the shooter. Additionally, a private donor has also offered a $30,000 reward, bringing the total to $35,000.

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