Toledo police seek help in 2 shootings


Toledo police are hoping someone can help them solve two homicides that happened early Sunday.

Michael Macklin, Jr., 20, was shot in his car about 1:12 a.m. at Greenwood and Walden avenues in East Toledo as he tried to flee from others who may have gotten into an altercation with him at a downtown Toledo drinking establishment, police said. He was pronounced dead later that morning at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

Police released a photograph of a light-metallic-colored SUV in video footage they said was captured by a police camera at the corner of Front and Main streets shortly before Mr. Macklin was shot a few blocks away. Authorities believe the vehicle followed Mr. Macklin when he left Club Ellyzees, 319 N. Superior St.

The other shooting was reported at 4:18 that morning, when police received a call about multiple shots fired near Ottawa Drive and Auburn Avenue in West Toledo. Michael Williams, Jr., 24, was found dead between the Auburn Mini-Mart and a closed Adams Laundry & Cleaners.

Police have said the shootings appear to be unrelated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stopper program.