CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - Canton Police are looking to identify the three suspects caught on surveillance video involving the shooting that killed one of the two twins who were shot in their sleep on Wednesday.
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward in addition to the $500 being offered by Stark County Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspect involved in the homicide, Chief Jack Angelo said.
Chief Angelo said 1-year-old Ace Lucas and his twin were shot while sleeping in the 1600 block of Clarendon Avenue SW at approximately 2:28 a.m.
The Canton Fire Department took the twin brothers to local hospitals where Ace died from his injures, according to the chief.
The chief said the other twin suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
As you drive through the neighborhood where the deadly shooting happened, you can’t miss the makeshift memorial of stuffed animals, candles and balloons that continues to grow for one-year-old murder victim Ace Lucas. It sits in front of the home where the young child lost his life on Wednesday.
A neighbor tells 19 News the Canton community is united in grief. Devastated that an innocent child lost his life at the home where he was reportedly there to visit his father. However, what’s most shocking is that the alleged suspects were caught on camera.
They were armed with a gun lurking in back of the home just before 2:30 AM on Wednesday. Police are hoping the public can help positively identify them.
The suspected gunmen appear to be near a back alley, and a car appears to be nearby - just before the deadly shots ring out.
Neighbors tell 19 News it was like a machine gun going off because it was one gun shot right after the other.
The Canton Police Detective Bureau, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force are investigating the homicides.
Canton Police shared the following surveillance videos of the suspects, urging anyone who could identify them to call 330-649-5800 or 330-489-3144.
You can also text 847411 by putting “CANTON” and your tip in the message.
This was one of three homicides to happen in Canton within 24 hours, according to Chief Angelo.