AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened around 9 p.m. Sunday evening on North Hawkins Avenue near the Firestone Community Learning Center.
When police arrived at the scene, they found 20-year-old Javonte Mills dead and a 17-year-old male wounded. The teen was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Officers say the shooting was proceeded by a fight that started between two people, then escalated as others became involved. Shots were fired into the crowd by unknown suspects.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on Mills and determined that he died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2Tip, or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes).
Callers can remain anonymous.