Juvenile dies in police custody **911 Audio**

Police dispatch receive a 911 call after a Barberton couple was robbed at gunpoint.

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A 17-year-old boy was found dead in the back of an Akron Police cruiser after a Barberton couple were robbed at gunpoint.

The robbery occurred in the 2200 block of 10th Street Southwest in Akron (Kenmore), Aug. 25 at about 9:30 p.m.

The 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds were arrested. After they were detained the 17-year-old was found dead after apparently shooting himself in the head.

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office the cause of death for the 17-year-old, identified as Xavier McMullen, is suicide.

The victims were a 36-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman. The man told police the three youths threw the woman to the ground and took a tool pouch containing hand tools from her and fled as he chased them. Residents directed police to a Seventh Street Southwest home where the suspects were taken into custody.

Akron Police are investigating the incident.




  1. Determined on September 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    This 17 year old pulled a gun out and pointed it at these people heads then chose to shoot himself. Two bad mistakes. He should have known better!

  2. Jamie on September 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The cops was wrong regardless me and everyone else in summit county get the royal forceful get yo hands on car …is there anything in your pockets that will harm me ..ect.. and him being a juvenile they (as in the apd) NOT ONLY PUT THEMSELVES AND THERE FORMER PARTNERS AT RISK OF BEING INJURED OR KILLED …BUT ALSO INNOCENT bystanders kids everyone on that block

  3. Anonymous on September 1, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Sounds like a drug deal gone bad to me.

  4. Anonymous on September 1, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I call bullshit. How was he placed in the back of a cop car not handcuffed and not patted down first of all? Akron police need to take responsibility for what really happened. Killing children isn’t going to end the problems just make more people rebel. This story has way too many holes. The guy who called 911 said he’d never seen these kids before then said he knows one of the boys lived on 7th st. Get it together Akron.

  5. Melissa on August 30, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Usually they can’t wait to search children teens adult and in all if a heroin dealer sells heroin in it kills somebody they get life in prison they get charged with the death the officers need to be held accountable that child is dead because they did not do their job this is not going to go away and they need to be punished according to their crime a life is gone because of their negligence

  6. Marie belcher on August 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

    What a shame to loose a young man for supposedly robbing a tool pouch! Please explain to me how one is able to shoot themselves while handcuffed and in a police cruiser? Something smells fishy!!

    • Anonymous on August 31, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Verrry fishy

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