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2 men arrested in connection to October 2020 murder in Akron

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The two men are accused of shooting and killing a man who refused to hand over money.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor’s note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals of Northern Ohio announced that members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrest two men in connection to an October aggravated robbery and aggravated murder in Akron.

According to officials, Eric Farrey Jr., 21, and a 17-year-old male were taken into custody by officers with the  Akron Police Department for allegedly shooting and killing a man outside of a cell phone store in Akron in fall of 2020.

Officials tell 3News that Farrey and the 17-year-old suspect approached a man outside of a cellphone store and demanded money from the victim. After the man refused to hand over any belongings, police believe the two suspects shot the man in the chest. 

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The victim was found deceased nearby following the incident. 

The 17-year-old male was arrested by the NOVFTF near the 600 block of Inman Street in Akron after a short pursuit. 21-year-old Farrey was arrested at an apartment near the 400 block of Sumner Street in Akron. 

“Diligence by the Akron Police Department resulted in these two suspects being identified months after the incident. Thanks to the Akron Police Department and our fugitive task force, two more violent fugitives are off the streets of Akron,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott Tuesday. 

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Editor’s note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 5, 2021.

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