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Akron police release new images of suspect vehicle believed to be connected to deadly double shooting that killed 4-year-old girl, 40-year-old man

Akron police are searching for the suspects who killed 4-year-old Journei Tolbert and 40-year-old Johnny Gaiter on July 8.

AKRON, Ohio — Do you recognize this vehicle?

It has been nearly one month since two people – including a 4-year-old girl – were killed in a double shooting in Akron.

As the Akron Police Department continues searching for suspects in the case, they’ve released updated image of the vehicle that may be connected to the shooting.

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“The pictured Jeep Compass may be the vehicle involved in this double homicide,” the Akron Police Department wrote on Facebook while sharing two new photos this week. “There is damage on the driver’s side door.”

UPDATE: The pictured Jeep Compass may be the vehicle involved in this double homicide. There is damage on the driver’s...

Posted by Akron Police Department on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The incident dates back to July 8 when Akron police say three unknown suspects fired multiple shots into a crowd of people around 9:15 p.m. 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 more photos of the suspected vehicle from a previous Akron police Facebook post below.

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

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“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.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on July 9, 2022.

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