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PD: SWAT shoots man who had drugs in buttocks

Posted: 4:49 PM, Sep 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-22 20:49:15Z

An Akron man who was hiding drugs in his buttocks was shot by a SWAT officer, according to Akron Police.

Police said they received a call from a woman at The Hookah House on South Canton Road at about 4 p.m. on Monday.

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The 26-year-old woman stated her baby’s father, 27-year-old Omar Ali, hit her in the face, choked her and threatened to kill her, according to police.

The victim ran down the street to a different business and called police.

When they arrived, officers said she had visible injuries and signed for domestic violence charges against Ali.

Officers attempted to make contact with Ali at The Hookah House and said he refused to answer the door or speak with them.

Akron’s Narcotic Unit had been investigating Ali’s business in connection with drugs in the area and executed a search warrant at about 8 p.m. on Monday.

When officers knocked down the front door, they ordered Ali to come out with his hands up, according to police.

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Instead, police said they found Ali in the main room reaching to his back waistband.

A SWAT officer fired at Ali, striking him in the upper body. 

Ali was taken to Akron City Hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.

While at the hospital, police said they found heroin and Suboxone strips hidden in Ali’s buttocks. 

Officers also said they found a gun inside The Hookah House.

Ali has been charged with felony drug abuse, misdemeanor drug abuse, having weapons under disability, domestic violence, domestic violence menacing and assault.

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