Akron man accused of stabbing and shooting a store clerk

Akron man accused of stabbing and shooting a store clerk

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Detectives in Akron arrested 22-year-old Reuben Jovone Woodruff for aggravated robbery and two counts of felonious assault.

Around midnight on May 17 the suspect entered the Pioneer Market armed with a knife. Police said Woodruff demanded money and stabbed the clerk in the back. The clerk grabbed a handgun to defend himself.

The suspect took the gun from the clerk and shot the clerk in the neck before fleeing the store on foot. The clerk was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Woodruff was identified by tips, he was booked into Summit County Jail.

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