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Mckenzie Dixson arrested and charged for Akron murder

Akron man arrested, charged in shooting death of a 28-year-old

McKenzie Dixson, 25, was arrested in Akron Tuesday night.

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

On Wednesday, the Akron Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in connection to a Monday evening homocide in Summit County. 

McKenzie Dixson, 25, was arrested and charged in the shooting death of 28-year-old Cameron Murray on May 24. 

According to officials, the incident took place on Monday around 9:15 p.m. when officers responded to 23rd Street and Florida Avenue for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and found the 28-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds in the backyard of a residence in the 2200 block of 24th Street. 

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Initial investigations led police to identify Dixson as a person of interest in the case. 

Officers executed a search warrant at Dixson’s residence in the 2200 block of 24th Street S.W. and recovered a handgun. When the 25-year-old arrived back at his apartment, he fled upon seeing the police.  

Following a brief chase, Dixson was taken into custody for questioning. The man was then arrested and charged with Murder and Obstructing Official Business in connection to the shooting death of Murray. 

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Editor’s note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Feb. 12, 2021. 

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