HUDSON, Ohio — The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested a man who allegedly murdered a teenager during August in Akron.
20-year-old Ahmere Morriss was arrested in connection to the shooting that took place on Aug. 16, which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy.
Officers arrested Morriss, who was wanted by the Akron Police Department for aggravated murder, at a residence near the 1600 block of Goodland Drive in Hudson.
Akron police say they responded to a shooting in the area of Glenwood Avenue and Dan Street at around 4:03 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered the 17-year-old victim and a 23-year-old man in a vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds. The 23-year-old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe that the victims were driving in Akron when a vehicle stopped in front of the victim’s car and opened fire.
“The strong partnership we share with the Akron Police Department and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority resulted in two violent fugitives being taken off the streets of northeast Ohio today. We will continue to work with them to make the community a safer place," said US Marshal Pete Elliott.
Police noted that at the scene of the shooting, dozens of shell casings were recovered.