Akron man in critical condition after Friday’s officer-involved shooting
AKRON, Ohio -- Two Akron police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting Friday night that left a 30-year-old man in critical but stable condition, the Akron Police Department said.
Authorities responded at about 9 p.m. on Friday to a home on the 700 block of Baird Street after receiving a call about an armed man banging on the door and windows of the home.
“The male was yelling for the residents to open the door,” Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said. “The caller stated the male appeared to be intoxicated and threatened to shoot through the door. The suspect became agitated because no one would open the door.”
When officers arrived, they saw a man on the porch with a pistol and ordered him to show his hands and leave the porch. “Shots were fired and the suspect was struck,” Edwards said.
Police said the man was brought to Akron City Hospital for treatment.
The identity of the 30-year-old man, whose last known residence was on Pondview Avenue in Akron, is being withheld pending family notifications, police said. He is being charged with carrying a concealed weapon and weapons under disability.
The department declined to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting. One officer had less than a year of service with the Akron Police Department, while the other officer has served for over four years, Edwards said. The shooting remains under investigation.
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