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Akron man sentenced in deadly 2017 shooting

August 1, 2018

Akron man sentenced in deadly 2017 shooting

AKRON, Ohio -- A 27-year-old Akron man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing LeMichael Stevenson in June 2017.

Malik Baldwin pleaded guilty to manslaughter with a gun specification and kidnapping, according to a statement from Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.

Common Please County Judge Alison Breux handed the 20-year sentence after the plea in the case stemming from the June 7, 2017 shooting.

Stevenson was outside of a home on Sumnter Street when Baldwin walked up with a gun, grabbed Stevenon and dragged in him to the front of a vehicle, police said.

They both struggled and Baldwin shot Stevenson, police said. Stevenson later died at a local hospital.

The Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Baldwin five months later at an Akron home.

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