NewsLocal NewsAkron Canton News


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

Akron Police Generic
Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 14, 2020

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.

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.