19-year-old killed in robbery, second victim injured


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Two men, aged 19 and 22, were shot today just before 3:00 p.m. in an attempted robbery on 19th Street S.W.

The younger man succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The victim reported that the assailants brandished firearms during the robbery, prompting him to defend himself by firing shots, striking both suspects.

The older suspect fled with a leg wound but later sought medical help at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center.

Names of the individuals involved have not been disclosed pending further investigation. Detectives are actively reviewing the case, with potential charges awaiting the investigation’s conclusion.

The Akron Police Department urges anyone with information to contact the Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

Anonymous tips can be shared with The Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS or by texting TIPSCO to 274637. For further assistance, utilize the Akron PD app or text Tips411.