One shot, one arrested in Kenmore

One man was shot and another arrested in Kenmore Jan. 19.

Joseph Rowe Jr., 36, was arrested, charged with shooting a 35-year-old man at a Florida Avenue address.

Police got several calls just before 7 p.m. about shots fired. When they arrived, they found that the victim had run to a nearby house for help. Paramedics arrived and took him to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center; his wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Police investigated and determined Rowe had shot the victim during an argument and then fled on foot. Police combed the area and found Rowe in front of a Kenmore Boulevard house. A handgun was recovered nearby.

Joseph Rowe Jr.


  1. Terry Shannon on February 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

    It’s the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron. It’s not its own town. And compared to other neighborhoods in akron it’s not that bad. Now with that said, most of the crime in the Kenmore neighborhood dosen’t make the news, just the most extreme. There is no police presence in the area, they take hours to respond if they respond at all. They refuse to enforce no parking zones, they refuse to enforce public park hours and let people lurk in the middle of the night in closed parks. The lack of response and no police presence and no repercussions for committing crimes as long as you’re gone within the 2 hours it takes for APD to arrive is what emboldens these criminals to target this neighborhood. You’ll never improve this neighborhood till you improve Akron’s policing of it. Besides that the Kenmore neighborhood wont get better till citizens stop turning a blind eye and start reporting criminal activity and demand better from APD and Akron leaders. Instead of putting Frisbee golf courses in neighborhood parks to draw more outsiders into our neighborhoods, how about a little security to keep all the homes surrounding the parks safe from the junkies shooting up in the park, debating wich home to rob to get their next fix? This realy isn’t a Kenmore neighborhood problem, it’s a Akron problem. Unfortunately Kenmore is Akron and Akron does not care about this neighborhood.

  2. Angela Stuart on January 21, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Yes Sandy it is sad how Kenmore has turned out we need to take our community’s back. It is sad to sit and watch all this go down.

  3. Sandra Buchanan on January 20, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    This actually happened right out from front of my house. It was really scary it actually breaks my heart to see what my Kenmore community has come to. Something needs to be done not just in my town with all these shootings and deaths but with everybody’s cities and towns and Ohio it actually seems like no one wants to do anything I’ve lived in Kenmore my entire life my whole 52 years and hope to be here longer I lived in barberton for some time too and I called both places home it just saddens me.

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