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Akron police shoot man following brief overnight chase

Officers fired shots, but it's not clear if the suspect was armed.

AKRON, Ohio — Three Akron police officers have been placed on administrative leave after a 19-year-old man was shot following a brief chase early Tuesday morning.

It all started when officers attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Manchester Road and Russell Avenue. Police said the driver of a silver Chevy with no plates took off, sparking a chase that lasted for approximately 30 seconds before it was canceled for safety reasons.

Police say the suspect's vehicle later crashed in the area of Manchester Road and Kenmore Boulevard.

"Officers observed the subject slumped over the steering wheel and immediately called for EMS believing he needed medical attention," police said in a press release. "As they approached, the subject exited the vehicle and began making furtive movements."

This is when officers opened fire, striking the suspect around 12:23 a.m.

Officers gave the man first aid until medical crews arrived and took him to the hospital where is condition is unknown at this time.

The suspect's name has not yet been released.

It's unknown if the suspect had a weapon at the time of the incident.

The officers involved were placed on leave "per departmental procedure." One of the officers has nearly 13 years of service, while the other two officers have almost two years of service.