Ernest McCloude should be considered armed and dangerous.

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AKRON -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for Ernest McCloude following a shooting at midnight Thursday.

About midnight, a man, 34, reported that he was shot in the leg outside an apartment in the 1700 block of Dominion Drive following a verbal altercation.

The victim jumped into a vehicle with a woman and she drove him to Akron General Medical Center. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

A suspect has been identified and a warrant for felonious assault on Ernest McCloude has been signed.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Ernest McCloude, 28, with a last known address on Deering Drive in Akron. McCloude is 5'7" tall, weighs 170 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

McCloude should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at (330) 434-COPS.

You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

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