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Akron man shot after he refuses to give up his backpack

Beacon Journal staff report

A 33-year-old Akron man was shot after he refused a robber’s demands to surrender his backpack.

Authorities say the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Police have no suspect.

The man told investigators that he was inside a car on Norma Avenue about 4 p.m. Wednesday when a gunman approached and demanded the backpack. The man refused and was shot.


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