KENT, OH (WOIO) - Kent State University student, Nicholas Massa, 18, was gunned down Sunday inside an apartment near campus. A vigil has been planned for the college freshman at Manchester Field at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A 17-year-old arrested has been arrested and charged in the death of the Westlake native. The judge has asked the media to refer to the suspect as "TK."
TK appeared in Portage County Juvenile Justice Center. He's been charged with aggravated murder. Prosecutors have filed a motion to try him as an adult.
Police say they were called to the Ryan Place Apartments around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found the victim dead of an apparent gunshot wound.
Cleveland 19 obtained the 911 calls that illustrate the scary moments.
"My apartment just got robbed and my friend got shot!" the 911 caller told the dispatcher. "My friend is passing out please hurry up and get here!"
The caller described an apparent robbery before the shooting, saying several men were involved.
"They came in and asked for all the money and they had guns on us and they said that they were going to shoot, and my friend said' 'you're not going to shoot' and then they f****** shot him!"
The 911 call lasted less than four minutes, but one person was able to tell police the name of the suspect, TK, before it ended.
In another 911 call, the caller said she saw men speeding away in a green pickup.
Kent Police have not commented on other suspects, but Stow Munroe Falls City Schools, the district where TK was a student, issued a statement saying that the police were pursuing two suspects "from outside the Stow area that the Kent Police Department are currently pursuing."
Massa was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. The brothers there have set up a GoFundMe account for Massa's family. In less than 24 hours, they have raised more than $7,000.
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