Akron man firing shots into car, injuring man and 15-year-old boy, leads to officer-involved shooting

Officers returned fire after seeing suspect firing a weapon

Akron man firing shots into car, injuring man and 15-year-old boy, leads to officer-involved shooting
Man charged for Akron shooting that sent 2 to hospital

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Akron Police Department said two cars driving recklessly on Summit Street led to an officer involved shooting that happened overnight.

Man charged for Akron shooting that sent 2 to hospital

Police said officers were dispatched to the 100 block of of E. Market Street for a fight at 2:09 a.m. on Saturday.

According to the police report, a caller said there were people inside the bar with guns.

Charles D. Coleman, 24, of Akron, was taken into custody and later charged with 2 counts of Felonious Assault.
Charles D. Coleman, 24, of Akron, was taken into custody and later charged with 2 counts of Felonious Assault. (Source: 19 News)

When officers arrived, they saw two cars driving recklessly on Summit Street, according to the report.

Police believe the reckless driving was a result of the shooting.

Two people in the car went to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds at 2:17 a.m., according to police.

Police confirmed a 15-year-old boy in the car suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

A 24-year-old man was also struck in the abdomen and in the hand while in the car, according to police.

According to the report, officers heard gunshots and saw a man firing a gun.

Police said a marked police cruiser had a window shot out.

Police said responding officers shot at the man, but he ran away unscathed.

Officers searched the area and found the man that matched the description of the shooter, according to police.

The Akron Police Department identified him as 24-year-old Charles D. Coleman of Akron.

Records show Coleman was taken into custody and later charged with two counts of felonious assault.

Police said one handgun and one rifle were recovered on scene.

The Akron Police Department confirmed neither officer involved was injured, but they will be placed on paid-administrative leave per department protocol.

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