Canton father killed just before trial testimony in son’s murder trial

Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 10:48 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2021 at 10:33 PM EDT
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STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A 29-year-old man was found shot to death Sunday evening, and police said the gunman remains on the loose. The victim, Aaron Lucas, was supposed to be a key witness in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a one-year-old, which was to begin today, according to the Stark County Chief Prosecutor.

Trejuan Johnson is charged with murder for the deadly shooting of the boy in July 2020.

Ace Lucas and his twin brother Arcel were sleeping on the couch in their Canton home when they were hit by bullets fired into their home.

Ace was struck in the head and died from his injuries.

Arcel was hit in the leg and survived.

Canton police said Aaron Lucas, of Canton, was shot multiple times around 7:54 p.m.

Lucas’s body was found next to a car in a driveway in the 1000 block of 13th St. NW.

EMS transported Lucas to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Canton police and agents with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force said Lucas was arguing with Nichalous Dimitri Harvey, 37, of Canton before the shooting.

Harvey remains on the loose, and police said he should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Canton police detectives at 330-489-3133.

Anonymous tips can also be sent through Tip411.

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