Charity event honors life of slain University of Akron student

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AKRON, OH - A strong showing of support on the University of Akron’s campus as a murder victim is remembered.  The event took place in the student ballroom of the student union, accommodating the large crowd that came out to help those in need in honor of 20-year-old Zak Husein.

Volunteers worked with the non-profit group “Stop Hunger Now” and helped packaged 40-thousand meals to distribute to hungry kids around the world.  The act of kindness is in honor of the young man killed during a robbery last year.

On December 7th around 11 p.m., Zack was working at his family’s pizza shop “New York Style Pizza” on East Glenwood Avenue in Akron.

Surveillance video shows an armed robber come into the store and demand money.  Police say Zack gave the robber more than 600 dollars, but sadly the robber shot and killed him anyway.

There have been no arrests in this case.

Zak’s brother spoke at tonight’s charity event saying, “This is very surreal.  It’s unbelievable and there are no words to describe what we have going on right now, it’s amazing to that level.”

He also encouraged the crowd of hundreds to let their loved ones know just how much they mean saying,  “Do not forget your loved ones, I was only 30 to 40 feet away with two pistols with everything I needed to defend myself and Zak and I wasn’t able to … so please remember to tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point because sometimes you will not have the chance.”

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