Victim Identified: Akron police shoot, kill armed suspect - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Victim Identified: Akron police shoot, kill armed suspect

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

An armed suspect fatally shot by police in Akron early Thursday morning.

It happened just before 7 a.m. on Dietz Avenue.

Police were pursuing the suspect - identified as 35-year-old Dawayne Lavar Grant, Sr. - when he jumped out of his SUV, climbed a fence and ran behind a home on Dietz.

During the confrontation with police, Grant showed officers his gun, and ignored commands to drop his weapon. Police opened fire.

"I just heard some gunshots," said neighbor Megan Bender. "I heard two. Someone else heard six or seven."

Grant was rushed to the hospital, where he died a short time later.

No officers were injured.

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