MMA fighter killed in shooting outside Akron home


AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Akron police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a local MMA fighter.

30-year-old Isaiah Chapman fought in the Bellator MMA last October, according to his Tapology profile.

He leaves behind three children, according to a GoFundMe account set up to pay for funeral expenses.

Police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Reed Ave. just before 10 p.m.

Police say they found Chapman on the ground with gunshot wounds.

He died at the hospital.

Police arrested Christopher Blouir, 29, in connection with the shooting.

Christopher Blouir
Christopher Blouir

Blouir was arrested just before 7 p.m. Wednesday in Akron.

He faces a charge of murder.

Tributes to Chapman are pouring in online.

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