Juvenile arrested, charged with Attempted Murder in Stark County shooting


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The Canton Police Department have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred Saturday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of Gilbert Ave. just after 4 a.m. When they arrived to the scene, they located 26-year-old Dajuan Wheat laying in the grass between between apartment buildings, unconscious with a gunshot wound to the rib cage area.

Wheat was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Canton Police identified 17-year-old Anthony Steven Hinton as a suspect. He was arrested Sunday on charges of Attempt to Commit Murder (F1) and Felonious Assault (F2). Hinton was transported to the Multi-County Juvenile Attention Center located on Faircrest Ave SW.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau, at (330) 489-3144. Anonymous tips can also be sent through Tip411 or the Stark County Crimestoppers.