27-year-old man fatally shot in Akron, woman in custody

Published: May. 25, 2023 at 7:50 AM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2023 at 11:16 AM EDT
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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron police arrested a 27-year-old woman for fatally shooting a 27-year-old man Wednesday evening.

The victim, whose name is not being released, was a passenger in a car when they stopped at a home in the 1200 block of Kohler Ave. According to Akron police, while they were at the home, there was an argument over property.

Police said the driver and the victim then left the area, but stopped near 27th Street and Carey Avenue.

The suspect, Kaelyn Smith, had allegedly followed them from Kohler Avenue and shot at them when they stopped. The bullet struck the car and the victim.

The victim was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General where he was pronounced dead from his injuries at 7:14 p.m.

Smith was taken into custody when she returned to the home on Kohler Avenue, said police.

She is charged with murder and felonious assault and has been booked into the Summit County Jail.