Akron Police Detectives and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating a double shooting that occurred on the city's west side Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the gunfire erupted on Madison Avenue around noon today.
Two men were shot, a 27-year old man was found deceased by officers. The other was critically injured.
Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says the critically injured man was transported to Akron General Medical Center.
The shooting remains under investigation. The names of both victims are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of family members.
More information will come as soon as it's available.
Akron Police were called to Kenmore High School for reports of four fights Tuesday.
Sarah Hollander, spokesperson for Akron Public Schools tells AkronNewsNow.com no major injuries were reported to any of the students.
"The school did not go on lockdown, but administrators took some precautions including hall sweeps to make sure the students were in classes and not loitering in the halls to prevent any additional problems," Hollander said.
She says additional police were summoned to the school as precautionary measure to make sure dismissal went smoothly as well as preserve student safety.
No students were arrested in any of the fights.
Hollander said the reason for the fights is "unclear at this point."
Kenmore High School is looking into disciplinary measures at this time.
Akron Police are investigating an alleged robbery on the city's west side.
Police say around 5:30pm Monday night the Long John Silvers on Romig Road was robbed by two men.
Employees report the pair entered the restaurant, fired shots into the ceiling of the restaurant and demanded money.
One of the suspects then forced the manager into the back room, fired another shot, and demanded money from the safe.
The men then took off with an unreported amount of cash. No employees were injured.
Police describe the robbery suspects as two white males between 25 – 35 years old.
One of the men was 6’0” – 6’02” wearing an orange hunting outfit and a camouflage bandana covering his face. The second individual is around 5’10." Police do not have any further description.
A single car crash early Sunday morning in South Akron killed the driver of the car.
It happened at just before 3 AM, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's office.
They say the car went off the right side of Manchester Road and struck a building. The car then caught fire, and the unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
There are no reports of any injuries, and the building was not occupied.
Akron police tell AkronNewsNow that Manchester Road was closed after the crash, and reopened later in the morning.
The Medical Examiner's Office and the Akron Police Department are looking into the fatal crash.
Akron Police are investigating a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital Thursday night.
Police say the woman was driving on Elma Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when she flashed her lights at two men who were walking in the street.
Authorities say the woman then drove past the men, with one of them allegedly firing several shots at her car.
One bullet penetrated the vehicle and struck her in the shoulder. She was taken to Akron City Hospital, where her injuries are not life-threatening.
Both suspects remain at large.
Anybody with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.
An Akron man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg after an incident this past weekend
28-year old Antonio Wigglesworth told Akron Police he was shot in the leg while sitting in his car just before 7 p.m. Friday evening over on Ogle Terrace.
He was transported to Akron General Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.
Wigglesworth told police he spotted several juveniles in black hooded sweatshirts running towards West Thornton Street immediately following the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.
An Akron police officer had to take down a home intruder Tuesday night.
Police say the homeless man, 23-year-old Mark Losh, broke into a home on Lafollette Street around 11:30PM and attacked the homeowner.
Losh entered the home armed with a rifle, and attacked the homeowner before holding a knife to his neck.
A friend of the owner was there at the time, who called for help after he heard a commotion. When officers arrived, the suspect pointed the rifle at them, and an officer shot Losh in the abdomen.
The suspect is at Akron City Hospital, and is expected to survive. Police are still investigating. It does appear Losh forced his way into the home through a rear door.
No officers were injured.
ADVISORY Akron police now tell AkronNewsNow the arrest story of Robinson was premature. Carl Robinson is still at large and police are actively looking for him.
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Akron police have caught up with a man accused causing a $20,000 fire at his grandma's house while cooking meth.
Carl Robinson, 30, has been on the run since the fire on August 14th. Police announced this morning on their Facebook page that Robinson is in custody.
He's charged with aggravated arson and illegal manufacture of drugs in addition to count of having the chemical necessary to make drugs.
Nobody was home at the time of the fire on Ivor Avenue.
Update 2:02 p.m.
Akron police now tell AkronNewsNow suspected bank robber Raphel Antonio Penn, 25, is not in custody as previously reported. Police sent an e-mail to local media before noon noting they had Penn in custody, but updated the status of the case at 2:00 this afternoon noting they were still asking for the public's help in finding Penn.
Penn is wanted for the August 17th heist at a First Merit Bank branch on Brittain Road and is considered a suspect in the robberies of banks in Northfield Center and Solon as well. He remains at large.
Akron police tracked down their man, finally putting 25-year old Raphel Antonio Penn of Stow behind bars on bank robbery charges.
Penn had been wanted since allegedly robbing the First Merit Bank branch on Brittain Road August 17th; he'd also been a suspect in heists of banks in Northfield Village and Solon.
Penn is now in custody.
Original APD advisory: Detectives were able to identify last Friday’s bank robber through physical evidence. Detectives signed a warrant for robbery on Ralphel Antonio Penn, 25, of Cox Drive in Stow, Ohio.
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating Ralphel A. Penn. Penn is a black male, 5’08”, 155 lbs. Anyone with Ralphel Penn’s whereabouts is asked to contact our department.
Around 11:00am on August, 17, 2012, Penn entered the First Merit Bank, located at 840 Brittain Road, and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller gave Penn an undisclosed amount of cash and then he fled southbound from the bank.
Penn may also be responsible for two other bank robberies, one in Northfield Village and the other in Solon, Ohio. Additional charges are expected.
**Update: Ralphel Penn is in custody at this time.
Akron Police along with the ATF are on the hunt for a man wanted on federal gun and drug warrants.
WKYC-Channel 3 News reports authorities have an arrest warrant for 36-year old Dante Dier Harrison. He's also known on the streets as "Bombay" or "Little Flee." His last lived on Callis Oval in Akron.
He was indicted April 25 by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in an armed "heroin" drug trafficking ring in the Akron area.
Dante Harrison is a black man, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts may call the ATF or the Akron Police Department.
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