Authorities search for man wanted in fatal Cleveland shooting: fugitive of the week

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Federal and local authorities continue their search for a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in Cleveland’s Kamm’s Corner neighborhood. 

Melvin Jones shot and killed Desean Perkins Nov. 26 at a home in the 18000 block of Parkmount Avenue, west of Rocky River Drive, the Northern Ohio Violent Task Force said.

Jones, 26, was named the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive of the week.

Perkins, 28, was found in the bathroom floor with a gunshot wound to his chest, according to police reports. He was taken to MetroHealth, where he died. 

A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder in the death of Perkins, who has addresses in both Twinsburg and Euclid.

Jones is considered to be armed and dangerous and often visits the Rocky River Drive and Paramount Avenue areas officials said.

Anyone with information about Jones’ whereabouts should contact the U.S. Marshals’ Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task

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