POLICE: Woman lied, took photo after shooting

Posted at 7:50 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 19:50:09-05

An Akron woman has been charged with obstructing official business after police said she lied to them about a fatal shooting and took a photo of the man who had been shot.

Martina Le Gwen Mitchell, 20, was working at Centerfold's Bar in Akron the night Jerry Stallings was shot and killed.

Mitchell told police she was in the restroom during the shooting, police said, but surveillance video shows her 10 feet from the shooting. They also said that she pulled out a cell phone and took a photo of Stallings' body.

She is not a suspect in the shooting.

Police say Hooks and 32-year-old Jerry Stallings got into an argument inside the club around midnight on Nov. 17 that turned physical. After the fight was broken up, Hooks left the club with friends. Minutes later, Hooks returned to the club with 32-year-old Phillip Key Jr., police said. 

As Key tackled Stallings to the ground, Hooks allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired shots, striking Stallings in the chest.


Stallings was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hooks was arrested in Greenville, S.C. after police received a tip regarding his whereabouts.