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Akron murder suspect arrested in Columbus

20-year-old Osiris Khalfani was wanted by the Akron Police Department for the murder of a 37-year-old man.

AKRON, Ohio — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above originally aired on February 3, 2021. 

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested man wanted in connection to an Akron murder in Columbus on Thursday. 

20-year-old Osiris Khalfani was wanted by the Akron Police Department for the murder of a 37-year-old man on Wednesday, February 24. 

According to police, Khalfani wanted for the victim outside of a home in the 1000 block of Vernon Odom Blvd. and then shot him. He fled the scene but was quickly identified by law enforcement officers and the search for his whereabouts began.  

On Thursday, investigators learned that Khalfani had traveled to the Columbus area. He was later located a home in the 4700 block of Bentham Drive and arrested without incident. 

At the scene of his arrest, officers seized rifle magazines, marijuana and approximately $10,000 in cash. 

“Yet again, quick work by Akron Police Officers led to identification of this suspect. Members of the task force worked nonstop from the identification to arrest to ensure the suspect was caught quickly before any more violence occurred in our communities," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.

His arrest was successfully executed with the assistance of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team. 

Khalfani will remain in the Franklin County Jail until he can be extradited back to Akron to face the charges against him.

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or click here to submit a web tip.  

Officials are offering reward money and tipsters may remain anonymous.