Teen found dead in the street with gunshot wound

Teen found dead in the street with gunshot wound


is investigating the death of a 17-year-old male. Police say around 2 p.m. Sunday officers responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Colfax Place.

There they found the teen with a fatal gunshot wound lying on the ground.

The 911 caller reported hearing several shots and seeing two males wearing all dark clothing running on Colfax Place towards Gale Street.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy tomorrow. The victim's name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notifications.

Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

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