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Georgia murder suspect found hiding in Akron attic

29-year-old Johnte Williams has been wanted since August for a shooting that took place in Georgia earlier this year.
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AKRON, Ohio — A 29-year-old man wanted for a deadly shooting that took place in Georgia seven months ago was found in an attic in Akron on Monday night. The Akron Division of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Johnte Williams, who has been wanted for murder and aggravated assault by law enforcement in Georgia for more than two months.

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In August, arrest warrants were issued for Williams in connection with the April 2021 shooting death of Dametrius Daniel. Williams is alleged to have shot at Daniel and another victim from a moving car. Daniel died, while the other victim survived.

Williams' brother, 33-year-old Quinton Williams, was also wanted in connection to the shooting and was arrested by the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) in July.

In recent weeks, members of the U.S. Marshals SERFTF gathered information that Williams had fled Georgia and was hiding in Akron. On Monday, members of the task force were able to locate Williams hiding in the attic of a residence in the 1100 block of Caroline Ct. in Akron. A firearm was also recovered at the residence.

Williams will remain incarcerated at the Summit County Jail before being extradited back to Georgia.

In a statement, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said: “This is not the first fugitive, and it certainly will not be the last, who thinks he can run and hide from the U.S. Marshals Service.  But this agency, across the country, will not rest until those wanted for violent and heinous crimes are behind bars.”