A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in Akron Wednesday morning, and his father is now facing charges.
Akron Police late Wednesday afternoon charged 48-year old Terrence Allen with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Jamarcus Allen.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office reports Jamarcus was shot in the head inside a vehicle near South Arlington Street and Davies Avenue around 9:30 a.m.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police detectives recovered a gun at the scene.
A nearby Summit County Sheriff's Deputy was the first to arrive on the scene.
An eyewitness tells AkronNewsNow what he saw. "I saw an old man laying in the middle of the street and screaming "my baby got shot, my baby got shot. He had his baby laying on his chest, and I saw the blood coming down."
He says he was alerted to the incident by hearing a man and woman screaming as they exited the car.
A bullet hole was clearly visible in the car's roof making it possible the shot came from inside the car.
No further details have been released. The shooting remains under investigation. The Medical Examienr will conduct an autopsy on Thursday.
Update 11:49 am:
Akron police say a child was shot and killed this morning following a shooting near Arlington and Davies roads.
Authorities tell News Channel 5 that the 4-year-old boy was shot inside a car around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities are still looking for the suspects and are investigating the fatal shooting.
Summit County Sheriff's Deputies say one man and a child were injured during a shooting near the intersection of Arlington and Davies roads.
News Channel 5 reports one man was shot in the head around 9:30 a.m.
Deputies say the child was taken to a local hospital.
No further details have been released. Authorities are looking for the suspects.
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