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Akron police investigating a homicide of 27-year-old man on Sherman Street

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 13:56:15-05

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was found shot and later died at a hospital Friday morning.

On Friday at around 3:30 a.m., officers from the Akron Police Department responded to an address in the 600 block of Sherman Street for a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found the 27-year-old victim, later identified as Alex Tabler, with gunshot wounds to the torso.

EMS transported him to Cleveland Clinic Akron General where he was pronounced dead at 3:59 a.m.

While the exact circumstances are unclear, police believe there was a large gathering at the residence before the shooting. At some point, an unidentified female, took out a gun and shot Tabler during an argument.

Investigators are working to identify the shooter, who fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 330-375-2490.