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Man arrested in connection to fatal Canton shooting

The victim was found dead inside his car on March 10.

CANTON, Ohio — A man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in Canton that happened earlier this month. 

On Friday, March 10, authorities say the victim was found inside his running car on Greenfield Avenue Southwest with a gunshot wound to his head, and he later died at Aultman Hospital just before 11:15 a.m.

On March 25, detectives identified a suspect in this case and arrested 20-year-old Damon Anthony Mitchell from Toledo. 

Mitchell has been held in Crawford County on an unrelated drug charge and attempting to flee from the Ohio State Highway Patrol since March 10. 

Mitchell is being charged with the following: 

  • Murder with a firearm spec 
  • Discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises 
  • Felonious assault 

Canton police ask that anyone who has information in regard to this incident to contact the department's detective bureau at (330) 489-3144. Anonymous tips can also be sent through Tip411 or Stark County Crime Stoppers

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