Suspect Shot: Man Hospitalized After Officer-Involved Shooting In Akron

Akron, OH - Detectives from the Akron Police Department are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened shortly before 11PM Thursday night at Wolf Ledges Parkway.

Two undercover officers from the Summit County Drug Unit witnessed suspicious drug activity in the parking lot so they approached the vehicle and identified themselves.

The suspect, Jesse L. Gooden, put his car in reverse and backed into the officers unmarked car. An Officer from the Summit County Drug Unit fired his weapon at the 29-year-old as he tried to run the officer over while fleeing in his vehicle.

Gooden will be charged with felonious assault as a result of this incident. He is at a local hospital being treated for his non-life threatening injuries.