Akron Police searching for suspect after fatal shooting

An 18-year-old man is dead after shots are fired in the East Akron neighborhood.

Akron Police searching for suspect after fatal shooting
Akron Police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead.

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are investigating a double shooting that happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the East Akron neighborhood.

People living in the area of Rosemary Boulevard and S. Arlington Street called 911 after hearing a series of gunshots.

1 dead, 1 hurt in Akron shooting

Officers responded to the Chesapeake Pointe Apartments and found a 18-year-old man dead near Rosemary Boulevard and Dahlgren Ave.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Tion J. Anthony.

According to the medical examiner, Anthony died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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Police said a 21-year-old, who was shot in the back, but he still managed to run several hundred feet to Borders Drive Thru.

The 21-year-old was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital and is said to have non-life threatening injuries. His name hasn’t been released.

Police said they do not have a suspect description and the name of the man killed is being withheld until the medical examiner’s office can make a positive identification.

Those with information that can help investigators should call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS.

Callers can remain anonymous.

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