Detectives in Akron are investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old man found the afternoon of Feb. 24.
Around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Vernon Odom Blvd. after multiple gunshots were heard in the area. When officers got there, they found the victim on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators determined a person approached the victim and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene.
The investigation is in its early stages. No arrest has been made and no additional information is available at this time.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy. The victim’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notification.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
The Summit County Crimestoppers,
Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.
Callers can remain anonymous.