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Suspect in fatal Akron shooting arrested in Cleveland

by Mar 14, 2022Local News

AKRON, Ohio — Federal authorities have arrested man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last month in Akron.

Keith Soto, 36, was taken into custody without incident Friday by members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, according to Akron police. Soto currently is being held in the Summit County Jail on charges of aggravated murder, felonious assault, and weapons under disability.

Soto is accused of fatally shooting Jeremy Butcher, 29, wounding another on Feb. 10 on the 1000 block of Yukon Avenue. Both were shot as they sat in a vehicle in the West Akron neighborhood, police say.

Police found Butcher inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head and a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Butcher was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital for treatment.

Police have not released the exact circumstances and motive for the shootings.

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