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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

MPD Seeking Murder Suspects

On August 27, 2023, at 0224 hours, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to the

area of 151 Blymyer Ave referencing a ShotSpotter activation. Officers arrived in the

area and located four gunshot victims outside of a home. One victim was found to be

deceased. The other three victims made their way to a local hospital.

During the investigation, two shooting suspects were identified. Last evening, after

consultation with the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office, murder warrants were

issued for both Michael Lee Coffee Jr. and Avanta Shemar Dakota Payne Adams.

If located contact your local authorities immediately as both suspects are considered

to be armed and dangerous.

Please contact Det. Ronee Swisher 419-755-9432 with any information about the



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