Fight leads to deadly shooting in Akron; Victim identified

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AKRON, Ohio– A fight lead to the shooting in Akron Sunday night that left one man dead and a teen injured.

It happened in the area of North Hawkins and Berendo avenues at about 9 p.m. That’s just a few blocks from the Firestone Community Learning Center.

Akron police said several people were involved in a fight, then suspects fired into the crowd. Javonte Mills, 20, of Akron, was shot and killed, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A 17-year-old boy was also shot and taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General for non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP,  or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with the info to 274637. Calls can remain anonymous.

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