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Police find shooting suspect naked on sidewalk

October 3, 2018

Police find shooting suspect naked on sidewalk

AKRON, Ohio — Police arrested a man suspected of firing gunshots into an East Akron home after they found him laying naked on a sidewalk.

Deshaun A. Jones, 38, of Columbus, is being held into the Summit County Jail after being arrested around 9 p.m. Monday, police say.

Officers arrived at the 800 block of Huber Street after reports of shots being fired into an occupied home.

Police say Jones was naked and was yelling and screaming. They were able to arrest him without incident.

A neighbor tells police that Jones broke out the front window of a home and tore off a light fixture. The neighbor says Jones then took off his clothes and ran beside the house, then gunshots were heard. 

Jones also fired a shot into the back of a house on Huber Street where a relative lives, police say.

Officers found a loaded .45 caliber handgun in bushes near the house. The gun had been reported stolen out of Canton, police say.

Jones has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm into habitation, discharging firearms, criminal damaging, having weapons while under disability, aggravated menacing and receiving stolen property.

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