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Police arrest suspect accused of shooting man inside Amir Mini Market in West End

Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 10:09:35-04

COLUMBUS -- Police on Thursday arrested a suspect accused in the shooting death of a 29-year-old man inside Amir Mini Market last month, according to Cincinnati police.

Authorities arrested Mareo L. Atkins on a murder warrant at about 2 a.m. near Columbus, police said. Atkins is accused of shooting Michael L. Douthit on July 8 inside the West End store.

First responders found Douthit near 549 Findlay Street and transported him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died.

Atkins is being held in the Franklin County Jail pending extradition.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040. Tipsters can remain anonymous.