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WORKER IDENTIFIED: Suspects sought in shooting death of McDonald's worker

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified the Akron McDonald's worker fatally shot while taking out the trash on Saturday night.

According to police, John Lehman, 28, came out a back door on the way to the dumpster, and was confronted by two men. One of the men fired three times and fled in a dark SUV with darkened windows. It is possible it is either a Cadillac Escalade or a Ford Expedition.

Lehman was transported to Akron General Medical Center, where he later died.

No one inside McDonald's was allowed to comment, however there is talk that an earlier incident inside may have led to the shooting. A payback. Police are checking that angle, as well as others.

The local franchise issued a statement about the shock everyone is feeling. And says the safety and security of every customer and employee is a top priority.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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