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US Marshals capture suspect wanted for murder in Akron

Charles Deel is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old man last week.
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AKRON, Ohio — Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) have arrested the suspect wanted for the murder of a man in Akron last week. 

On Monday, marshals took 24-year-old Charles Deel into custody. Deel was wanted by the Akron Police Department for the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in the 1200 block of Kenmore Blvd. last Thursday. 

Police found the victim on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds when they responded to the scene around 10:25 p.m. He was pronounced dead just before midnight.

Deel, from Barberton, was identified as the suspect almost immediately.  

Marshals gathered information on Monday morning that Deel was hiding in a home in Scio, Ohio, about 90 minutes southeast of Akron.  A brief standoff ensued when officers approached the home where Deel was hiding.

Eventually, Deel exited the home and was arrested without any further incident.  A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene as well.      

“Members of the task force worked closely with the Akron Police Department to get this fugitive into custody as quick as possible and before any more violence could occur with him on the streets," said US Marshal Pete Elliott in a statement.

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 you can send a web tip here. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.