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Akron police release photos of suspect vehicle in deadly shooting of 4-year-old girl, 40-year-old man

Police are searching for the suspects who killed two people back on July 8 -- including 4-year-old Journei Tolbert and 40-year-old Johnny Gaiter.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player at the top of this story was originally published in a previous article on July 9, 2022.

Do you recognize this vehicle?

As their search for suspects continues, the Akron Police Department has released a number of photos on Facebook that show the vehicle involved in a deadly double shooting that claimed the lives of two people -- including a 4-year-old girl -- earlier this month.

It was around 9:15 p.m. on July 8 when Akron police say three unknown suspects fired multiple shots into a crowd of people who had gathered in a parking lot in the 700 block of Boulevard Street for a party.

The suspects then fled in a dark-colored SUV, police said. You can see photos of that vehicle in the Facebook post below.

“Per a witness, the SUV may have been a green 2017-2021 Jeep Compass, a darker colored Ford Escape or a Hyundai Santa Fe,” the Akron Police Department wrote on Facebook.

4-year-old Journei Tolbert and 40-year-old Johnny Gaiter were both killed in the shooting.

Anybody with information is asked to call contact Akron Police Detective J. Smith at 330-375-2490 or the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS (2677). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

On July 8, 2022, a group of adults and children were gathered in the parking lot of 767 Boulevard Street for a party. ...

Posted by Akron Police Department on Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on July 18, 2022.

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