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Akron police looking for suspect in barbershop shooting that injured 3 people

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AKRON, Ohio -- Akron police have identified a suspect in a barbershop shooting that injured three people last week.

They are asking for help finding him.  Detectives followed up on several tips and identified the suspect in the triple shooting at RP's Blade Academy Barbershop as Robert Lash Rodgers, 24, with a last known address in the 1200 block of Hardesty Boulevard. 

Robert Lash Rodgers (Courtesy: Akron police)

Robert Lash Rodgers (Courtesy: Akron police)

On Dec. 1, at around 11 a.m., Rodgers was sitting in a barber chair with an apron on, getting ready to have his hair cut.  The victim walked into the barbershop and started an argument with Rodgers.  

That's when, Akron police say, Rodgers pulled out a handgun from under the apron and fired several shots at the victim.  The victim and two other customers inside of the barbershop were struck by bullets. 

Rodgers then took off. The victims were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Rodgers is 5’5” and 140 lbs.  Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you know where Rodgers is, you're encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS.  Callers can remain anonymous.

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