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2 men arrested after exchanging gunfire with Akron store owner during attempted robbery

Posted at 12:45 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 12:45:06-05

AKRON, Ohio — Two Akron men were arrested after they allegedly exchanged gunfire with an Akron store owner during an attempted robbery on Saturday afternoon, according to Akron police.

Around 1 p.m., police responded to Delia Market in the 900 block of Delia Avenue for shots fired during a robbery.

The store owner told police he exchanged gunfire with two masked people who entered the store with guns drawn.

Minutes after the robbery, police learned one of the suspects in the robbery, later identified as Marcell Clay, 32, was dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police said his alleged accomplices, Dominic Smith, 31, and Marsean Grier, 20, drove him to the hospital in a blue Dodge Caliber after the robbery.

Grier and Smith, who fled the getaway car on foot, were arrested near the hospital and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Clay, who remains hospitalized, was charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Smith was charged with aggravated robbery. Grier was charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon and probation violation.

Police said there were no injuries reported from anyone inside the store.