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Akron police investigating homicide of a 58-year-old man from apparent gunshot near University of Akron

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 05, 2022

AKRON, Ohio — A 58-year-old man was found dead by an apparent gunshot wound at a residence in a neighborhood in Akron Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Akron Police Department.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Sumner Street around 1 p.m. after an altercation between Eric Pursley, 22, and the victim, the release said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released.

Pursley was arrested and charged with murder.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or CrimeStoppers at 330-434-COPS.

Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.

All callers and texters can remain anonymous.

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