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Two men arrested in connection to the February 15 homicide of an Akron teenager

The two suspects were apprehended by members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on February 5, 2021.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) on Wednesday announced the arrests of two 19-year-olds in connection to the Monday evening murder of a 17-year-old in Akron. 

According to a release sent from the NOVFTF, Leeric Dayvierre Campbell, 19, and Jaemir Lamorreon Gooden, 19, were both arrested following the homicide of a teenager on Feb. 15.

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Campbell and Gooden were both wanted in connection to the case, in which the victim was shot numerous times in the chest, and was pronounced dead in the backyard of a Clifford Avenue apartment building on Monday. 

NOVFTF says that Campbell was identified as a suspect shortly after the homicide occurred, and Gooden was identified soon afterwards by the Akron Police Department. The APD worked closely with NOVFTF to bring the two men in. 

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Campbell and Gooden were both located at a residence in the 900 block of Raymond Avenue and were arrested on site. The men were taken into custody by Akron Police for interviews, as well. 

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Extremely swift and diligent work by both the Akron Police Department and our task force led to these two violent suspects being located so quickly and arrested without any issue. The city of Akron will be a safer place with these two behind bars.” 

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Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on February 3, 2021.