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Store owner shot in leg while closing up shop on Copley Road

Copley shooting
Copley shooting
Posted at 9:37 AM, Jan 29, 2020

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron store owner who was closing up shop for the night was shot during an armed robbery Tuesday night, according to Akron police.

Police responded just after 10:15 p.m. for reports of a robbery at Copley Express, 1414 Copley Road.

Police said the store owner and a female employee were closing and exiting the store when they were approached by an armed man.

The armed man shot the store owner in the leg and took the female's purse, police said.

Police said the gunshot wound was non-life threatening. The store owner was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for treatment.

No further information was released at this time.