Woman sitting in car shot to death in Akron, suspect identified

Woman sitting in car shot to death in Akron, suspect identified
(Source: Akron Police Department)

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are investigating after a woman was shot while sitting in a car in Akron Thursday night.

The victim, Nickole Coleman, 44, was reportedly in the 1000 block of Silvercrest Avenue to visit a male acquaintance.

Coleman was in her vehicle around 8 p.m. when the male acquaintance got into the back seat of the car and fired several shots at her.

Police said she was transported from the scene to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, where she died of her injuries at 9:41 p.m.

The suspect, who has since been identified as Coley Richardson, 42, fled the scene on foot. His last known address is on Silvercrest Avenue.

Police warn Richardson should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Summit County Medical Examiner said Coleman died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

Anyone with information about Coley Richardson’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes).

Callers can remain anonymous.

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