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Akron police release photos of suspect wanted in ambush shooting at Circle K

Police are warning that the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department has released multiple photos (see below) of the suspect wanted for what is being called an ambush shooting that happened Saturday evening in the parking lot of a Circle K in the 900 block of Kenmore Boulevard.

In new details released Tuesday morning, Akron police say the suspect was hiding behind dumpsters and opened fire on the victim, shooting him six times around 7:30 p.m.

“Officers administered emergency first aid, including applying a tourniquet, until EMS arrived,” police said.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, was taken to an Akron hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He’s currently listed in serious condition, according to Akron police.

Anybody with information is asked to call Akron Police Detective R. Doney at 330-375-2490, the APD Tip Line at 330-375-2TIP or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS (2677). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

If you happen to see the suspect, Akron police warn that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

“Do not approach,” they wrote on Facebook. “Call 911.”

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No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story once more information is released.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on July 25, 2022.

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