Akron police shoot and kill victim – 7/26, video

“An armed suspect fatally shot by police in Akron early Thursday morning.

It happened just before 7 a.m. on Dietz Avenue.

Police were pursuing the suspect when he jumped out of his SUV, climbed a fence and ran behind a home on Dietz.

During the confrontation with police, the suspect showed officers his gun, and ignored commands to drop his weapon. Police opened fire.

“I just heard some gunshots,” said neighbor Megan Bender. “I heard two. Someone else heard six or seven.”

The suspect was rushed to the hospital, where he died a short time later.”




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