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UPDATE: 2 dead in Ravenna Township shooting

Akron man sought by Portage sheriff

By DAVE O'BRIEN and DIANE SMITH Staff Writers Published: December 1, 2016 4:00 AM
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The second victim in Wednesday’s shooting in Ravenna Township, a pregnant woman, has died.

Sara C. Marsh, 32, of Olympus Drive in Kent, was transported to University Hospitals, Portage Medical Center after the shooting, where she died at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. She was reportedly six to 10 weeks pregnant, Sheriff David Doak said.

The first victim, LeShaun Sanders, 33, of Arbeco Street in Ravenna Township, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting took place at 2:23 p.m. at 6684 Henderson Road in Ravenna Township's McElrath neighborhood.

The suspect, David D. “D-Block” Calhoun Jr., 25, with a last known address on Mull Avenue in Akron, is still at large. Doak said he was last spotted leaving the scene on foot, and his current whereabouts are unknown. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a hooded camouflaged jacket and black pants, and had long dreadlocks for a hair style. He is a black man, about 5 feet 9 inches, and weighs 182 pounds. His last known address is on Mull Avenue in Akron, according to Portage County court records.

The sheriff’s office has obtained an arrest warrant for Calhoun for the charge of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony.

“Calhoun should be considered armed and extremely dangerous,” Doak said. He urged anyone with information to call his office at 330-296-5100, ext. 0.

Responding officers and deputies quickly set up a perimeter after the shooting, but Calhoun was not located. According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Calhoun  is on parole after serving about five years in prison for felony burglary and robbery convictions in Summit County in 2010.

Doak said that deputies first responded to a call of "multiple shots fired."

Ravenna High School on North Chestnut Street briefly was placed on lockdown because of its  proximity to the incident. In a voice message left this afternoon with Ravenna residents with children in the schools, Superintendent Dennis Honkala said the lockdown was initiated on the advice of the Ravenna Police Department at approximately 2:30 p.m.

He said the majority of students had left the high school campus for the day, though some athletes and others with after-school activities remained.

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"All children and staff are safe and no one in the Ravenna schools was affected by this possible threat," Honkala said in the message. Buses may have run late across the district as a result of the lockdown.

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, at 6547 N. Chestnut St., was unaffected by the lockdown, spokesman Mike Ferrari said.

Mike Dinallo, administrator of the Woodlands at Robinson, a skilled nursing facility at 6831 N. Chestnut St., said the facility briefly was on lockdown "in response to the incident," but that was later lifted.


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cinny Dec 1, 2016 11:12 AM

I hope Police look at the Ravenna Arsenal and especially Route 14 since the bridge is closed in the Akron Waterworks Area just due West of Ravenna toward Streetsboro.

Also, get some canine units involved and you'll have this solved in no time at all!

What a thug......