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Update: Suspect arrested in shooting death of 29-year-old Akron man

Akron Police
Akron Police
Updated: Dec. 24, 2020 at 1:03 PM EST
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - U.S. Marshals arrested a man they say shot and killed a 29-year-old man in an Akron business.

Marshals Thomas Unrue, 26, on Wednesday in connection to the shooting death of John Kovach, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

The arrest came after members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task force conducted interviews with people across Ohio. Their investigation led them to a home on Akron’s West Side, according to the media release.

Authorities found Unrue hiding in a home in the 1200 block of Nome Avenue. They also recovered three handguns.

Unrue will be booked into the Summit County Jail, the release said.

Thomas Unrue is wanted in connection with a December 18 homicide in Akron.
Thomas Unrue is wanted in connection with a December 18 homicide in Akron.(Akron Police Department)

On December 18, officers were sent to the 1000 block of Brown Street where they found Kovach with a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Summit County Medical Examiners Office.

EMS took the victim to Summa Akron City Hospital where he later died from his injuries at 4:36 a.m., according to the SCMEO.

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