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Akron PD: Teen charged for death of 40-year-old

Akron Police Generic
Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 11:56:56-04

AKRON, Ohio — A teenager was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a 40-year-old man in Akron.

According to Akron police, officers responded to the 300 block of East Voris Street around 6 a.m. Tuesday for a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, police found the 40-year-old who had sustained a gunshot wound. The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, a 17-year-old male, was arrested and has been charged with murder, according to police.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the 17-year-old got into an argument with the older man and shot him. Authorities say the 40-year-old is believed to have been in a relationship with the teen’s mother.

No additional information has been provided.

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