Suspect faces charges in murder of Akron business owner

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Akeeme AJ Hayes (Courtesy: Akron Police Dept.)
Akeeme AJ Hayes (Courtesy: Akron Police Dept.)

AKRON, Ohio– A man faces charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in the death of an Akron business owner.

Akron police said tips and evidence collected led to the charges against Akeeme AJ Hayes, 23.

On January 5, a friend of Patrick J. Feeney, 54, found him unresponsive in the East Exchange St. home attached to Feeney’s vintage toy store business. He died of a gunshot wound to the head; his hands were taped behind his back, according to police.

Hayes is already in the Summit County Jail on unrelated weapons and drugs charges.

*Below is a report from Dave Nethers when the crime happened*

Anyone with more information on the crime can reach out to authorities in the following ways: 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. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

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