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30-year-old man found shot and killed inside vehicle on Sumner Street in Akron

Akron Police Generic
Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 15:37:00-05

AKRON, Ohio — A 30-year-old man was found shot and killed inside a car on Sumner Street in Akron Tuesday.

The man has been identified as J'Rome Arteece Ely, of Akron, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.

Officers responded at around 7:00 p.m. to a shots fired call in front of a home in the 800 block of Sumner Street.

Police located a vehicle over the curb in a front yard. Ely was found in the driver’s seat with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe that someone approached the vehicle and fired multiple shots, striking and killing the man.

The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.