Gun jam prevents robber from shooting Akron barber

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Police looking for the punk who tried to rob and shoot an Akron barber.

It happened around 7PM Friday at the Grant Street Barber Shop.

The barber reported the suspect entered the shop armed with a handgun and demanded money. The barber refused to give the suspect any money and told the suspect to shoot him. The suspect pulled the trigger; however, the gun did not fire.

The suspect fled the barber shop eastbound on Cole Avenue.

The suspect is a man around 17 or 18-years-old, 5'07" - 5'08", 150 - 160 lbs., wearing a black skull cap, black face mask, black coat and black sweatpants.

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