Monday, Oct 24, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Police & Fire

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.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…