AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron police say they know who is responsible for Wednesday night's deadly stabbing outside Chapel Hill Mall in Akron.
Now they are searching for him.
Detectives signed a warrant for aggravated murder for Deandre J. Baskerville, 29, with a last known address on Mineola Avenue in Akron.
Officers were called to the mall shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found 35-year-old Terrance L. Rogers on the floor inside the mall with a stab wound to his neck.
According to witnesses, Rogers and Baskerville got into a fight before the stabbing.
"The attack happened outside the mall. The two appeared to be talking at the east entrance of the mall. Some sort of an altercation and the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim," said Lt. Rick Edwards with the Akron Police Department.
Police say Rogers made his way inside the mall where he collapsed. He was taken to Akron City Hospital where he died.
Baskerville fled the scene in a red SUV. He is described as 5'07" and 240 lbs.
Baskerville has a criminal record of drug convictions, and in March was accused of kidnapping his 2-month-old daughter, who he later returned to her mother.
"This is a random act. It appears the two, victim and suspect, knew each other. So it's still a safe place at Chapel Hill Mall," said Lt. Edwards.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Deandre J. Baskerville is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes).
Callers can remain anonymous.