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17-year-old boy arrested for murder of Akron man

The suspect was taken into custody just blocks away from where the killing took place.

AKRON, Ohio — A homicide in Akron from earlier this month has an update as a suspect has been identified and arrested by authorities, including city police and a member of the U.S. Marshals' North Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended in connection with the shooting death of Steven Sitts on Oct. 2 in Akron. On that Saturday, officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Dayton Street in Akron at approximately 5:40 p.m. Upon arrival, Sitts was found inside with a fatal gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

In the time since, investigators were able to identify the teen as a suspect and issue a warrant for his arrest. On Monday afternoon, around 4:16 p.m., the authorities tracked him to a home in the 900 block of the same street, where he was taken into custody without incident.

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The accused is currently being held at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. Police did not share details regarding court dates.

NOTE: 3News is not sharing the suspect's name at this time as he is under the age of 18 and currently charged as a juvenile.

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