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U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Accused of Killing a 38-Year-Old Mother and Shooting Her 5-Year-Old Daughter on New Years Eve in Akron

For immediate release

Josh Lowe, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) located and arrested Christopher Mason, 39. Mason was wanted by the Akron Police Department for murder and felonious assault.

According to the Akron Police Department, officers responded to the 1300 block of Brittain Road after neighbors called reporting gun shots being fired. When officers arrived at the residence, they found a 38-year-old woman unresponsive with apparent gunshot wounds and an injured 5-year-old girl, who also sustained a gunshot wound. The Akron Police Department identified Christopher Mason as the suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued on New Year’s Day.

This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Mason at a residence near the 200 block of E. Miller Ave., Akron, Ohio. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “A woman was killed, and a young girl was seriously injured because of the senseless actions of a dangerous fugitive. The Akron Police Department did an outstanding job identifying this suspect, which led to an arrest within days of the incident.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.

The NOVFTF Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:  The United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Reminderville Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Tallmadge Police Department, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.

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