By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Akron man involved in 2017 Copley shooting death sentenced to 20 years in prison

A man who was involved in a deadly shootout on a Copley home’s front porch in 2017 will spend the next 20 years in prison on firearms charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said in a news release.

Delamon A. Marshall, 41, of Akron, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. Marshall’s sentence includes five-year term of supervision following his release from prison.

Police responding to a report of gunshots at a home on Lakeland Avenue around 6 p.m. on March 17, 2017, found Marshall and Thomas Sams, 34, of Akron, both lying on the front porch with gunshot wounds.

The two men were apparently fighting over the same woman when they shot each other on the woman’s front porch, leaving one dead, police said. It’s unclear who fired first.

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While Marshall was hospitalized, Sams was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.

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