Akron: Man identified in fatal police-involved shooting

1:52 PM, Jul 26, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON --  A man is dead following a police officer-involved shooting in Akron's Firestone Park neighborhood.

The Summit County Medical Examiner identifies the man as Dawayne Lavar Grant, Sr., 35, of Akron.

According to police, officers were involved in a low-speed pursuit with Grant this morning when he bailed from the car and fled through a yard on Dietz Avenue.

Police say Grant drew a weapon on officers and refused to drop the gun. Officers fired as a result.

Grant died at the hospital a short time later.

The incident remains under investigation.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave which is customary procedure.


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