AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An Akron man assaulted and shot during a robbery in the city.
It happened Friday around 5 p.m. in the 600 block of East Avenue.
48-year-old Nelbert V. Smith reported the suspect approached him armed with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect struck Smith in the mouth with the butt of the handgun, and then fired a shot into the ground and one into Smith's buttocks.
The suspect then took Smith's cell phone and $280 in cash before fleeing. Smith drove to Akron General Medical Center for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Akron Police at 330-375-2181.