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Akron grandfather who allegedly shot and killed his grandson pleads not guilty

Posted: 12:46 PM, Aug 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-20 19:09:33Z

An Akron man pleaded not guilty in Akron Municipal Court on Monday after he was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his grandson over the weekend.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Rothrock Ave. in Akron at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Dann E. Shaffer, 61, of Rothrock Avenue, shot his 22-year-old grandson in the chest following an argument, according to Akron police.

Shaffer was charged with murder and booked into the Summit County Jail.

The Summit County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Cody J. Czerpak, 22, of Rothrock Avenue in Akron.