Akron Homicide - Teen Shot in Chest


Akron, OH - The Medical Examiner and Akron Police are investigating a murder that occurred early this morning around 2:00 a.m.

The victim was identified as 17-year-old David Rucker from Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron.

Allegedly the 17-year-old was at a party on Yale Street in Akron when he became involved in an altercation that spilled outside. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center by Akron EMS and expired in the Emergency Department at 2:35 a.m., on October 7, 2006.

Rucker expired due to a gun shot wound to his chest.  His manner of death will be ruled Homicide.

Akron Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this death.