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Elderly Akron man kills wife and shoots himself

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Police are  investigating an early morning murder and attempted suicide.

It happened around 8:45 Tuesday at 1504 Peckham Street.

Akron Police Officers say John Paxton, 87, shot and killed his wife, Betty Harrison, 76, and then shot himself in the head.

Paxton was able to call 9-1-1 and confessed to the 9-1-1 operator.

When EMS arrived, Paxton was still alive.

He was rushed to Akron General Hospital in critical condition.

No motive has been released.

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