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Employee shoots, kills armed man in mask attempting to rob beauty store, police say

Royal Beauty Supply Store
Posted at 1:43 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 13:43:41-05

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Police Department is investigating a robbery and homicide that occurred Friday evening at a business on Arlington Street.

Around 7 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Arlington Street.

Once on scene, officers learned that two employees were working inside the Royal Beauty Supply Store when two masked men entered the store with guns and attempted to rob them, according to police.

During the attempted robbery, one of the employees pulled out his gun and shot one of the masked men, killing him. The second masked man then fled the scene, police said.

Police do not have a detailed description of the second masked man.

The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call police at 330-375-2490.