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37-year-old man shot and killed in Akron after allegedly trying to steal motorcycle

The altercation happened at 7:22 a.m. Friday at Russell Avenue and Boulevard Street.
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AKRON, Ohio — A 37-year-old man is dead after a Friday morning shooting in Akron.

It was around 7:22 a.m. when officers responded to the scene at Russell Avenue and Boulevard Street after a 21-year-old man called police to say he shot another man who allegedly tried to take his motorcycle.

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Upon arriving on the scene, Akron police found the victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The man later died at an Akron hospital. His name has not yet been released.

Police say they detained the shooter and questioned him at the police station.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact one of the following...

Akron Police Department Detective Bureau:

  • 330-375-2490 
  • 330-375-2Tip

The Summit County Crime Stoppers: 

  • 330-434-COPS

Text TIPSCO with your tips:

  •  274637

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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