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Man who fatally shot wife in Akron killed by police gunfire, medical examiner says

August 11, 2018

Man who fatally shot wife in Akron killed by police gunfire, medical examiner says

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police fatally shot a man who had shot and killed his wife early Saturday, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The police-involved shooting happened about 9 a.m. on 25th Street Southwest in the city’s Kenmore neighborhood, according to police.

Neither the man nor the woman has been identified.

The man fatally shot his wife and was later fatally shot by Akron police officers who were searching for him, according to Akron police detectives and the medical examiner’s office.

Akron police are investigating the shooting. Police officials have not yet commented on the shooting. 

It’s the second police-involved shooting in Akron in six hours.

The first happened about 9 p.m. in the 700 block of Baird Street. In that case, a 30-year-old man intoxicated man with a gun banged on the door and windows to a home.

He demanded to be let into the home and threatened to shoot through the door, police said.

Officers arrived and ordered the man to the ground. Two officers-- one who has been a police officer for four-and-a-half years and another for less than a year--fired shots, hitting the man. He was taken to Akron City Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition, police said.

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