Reward offered to catch killer of Na’kia Crawford in Akron

Reward offered to catch killer of Na’kia Crawford in Akron
Adarus Black (Source: U.S. Marshals)

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the man wanted for murdering Na’kia Crawford, 18, last summer.

Na'kia Crawford was murdered in June of 2020.
Na'kia Crawford was murdered in June of 2020. (Source: East 12 off Chester)

The recent Akron high school graduate was sitting in her vehicle with her grandmother at a stoplight on June 14, 2020 when Akron police said Adarus Black, 18, shot multiple rounds into the car.

Police are looking for Adarus Black
Police are looking for Adarus Black (Source: East 12 and Chester)

Crawford was struck several times and died from her injuries.

Her grandmother was not injured.

Akron police believe Crawford was shot in a case of mistaken identity.

Crawford planned to attend Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio in the fall of 2020.

U.S. Marshals said Black has “tattoo “sleeves” on both arms, as well as a distinctive, two-line tattoo across the top of his chest.

The top line reads “Death Before Dishonor,” and the second line reads “Loyalty Trust Respect.”

Black has ties to northeast Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and California and is to be considered armed and dangerous, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Anyone with information can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html.

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