AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police still aren't saying exactly what officers did before they placed a 17 year old in the back of a police cruiser Friday night. That teen committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Xavier McMullen, 17, was found dead in the back of an Akron police cruiser Friday night. He, and two other teens, Anthony William Criss, 18, and Mathew Wayne Allen, 18, had been arrested as suspects in an aggravated robbery.
Akron officers found the three, arrested them, and placed them in the back of separate police cruisers. Police haven't commented on whether or not the officers patted down or searched the suspects for weapons before putting them in the back of the cruisers.
At a Monday press conference, Akron Police Captain Jesse Leeser wouldn't say if it was standard procedure for officers to pat down suspects before putting them in cruisers.