Arrest made in Akron business owner's murder

Arrest made in Akron business owner's murder
Multiple units responded on East Exchange. (Source: WOIO)
Multiple units responded on East Exchange. (Source: WOIO)
The call came in at Bernie's Shaver Shop & Collectibles. (Source: WOIO)
The call came in at Bernie's Shaver Shop & Collectibles. (Source: WOIO)
Akeeme Hayes (Source: Akron Police)
Akeeme Hayes (Source: Akron Police)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - After following up on tips and evidence collected, police have made an arrest in the murder of an Akron man from earlier this month.

Detectives have signed charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary on Akeeme AJ Hayes, 23.

Akron Police say on Jan. 5 shortly after 5 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of East Exchange Street for a homicide. The caller, an acquaintance, called police and stated he went over to the victim's residence/business to borrow the victim's phone. The caller said the rear door was forced open. When he went inside, he found the victim, Patrick J. Feeney, 54, unresponsive on the floor in the living area with his hands taped behind his back. 

According to police, Feeney died of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.  

Police say Hayes was friends with Feeney. Detectives say they lived a few blocks away from each other. 

Hayes is currently in the Summit County Jail on unrelated weapons and drug charges. 

Anyone with additional information on this homicide or any other crime is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490, U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4WANTED, or Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text "TIPSCO" with your tip to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous.

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