Police: Man in stable condition after officer-involved shooting in Akron
AKRON, Ohio – Akron police were called to the 800 block of Carnegie Avenue around 1 p.m. Friday for a 22-year-old armed male that was possibly suicidal. The male also had a warrant out for his arrest in Portage County for violating a protection order.
After a foot chase on Stanwood Avenue, police say the man got into an Akron police car and attempted to flee the area. When two officers began chasing the car, the man put the car into reverse and attempted to back over one of the officers.
The officers then fired at the man, hitting him once in the upper shoulder. The man continued to accelerate backwards, so the officers fired a few more shots attempting to stop the vehicle.
Eventually the man jumped the curb, hit a fence and then a fire hydrant across from 900 Ivor Avenue.
Officers then took the man into custody as they waited for EMS to arrive.
The man was transported to Akron General Medical Center and is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. No officers were injured.
The officer involved is a 16-year veteran of the Akron Police Department and is on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.
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