Akron police say a Spring Hill Apartment resident fought with two armed men who came to rob him Thursday afternoon.
The struggle left the suspected robbers, Stephan Greene, 18, dead and Jerome Logan, 27, seriously injured. The men are half-brothers.
Logan was taken to Akron General Medical Center.
Police have charged Logan with murder and aggravated robbery.
Detectives say Greene and Logan went to the complex at 1221 Everton Dr. to rob a 21-year-old man at gunpoint. There were no signs of forced entry.
Police say Ohio law requires a murder charge when a death occurs during the act of a felony, such as robbery.
“If you’re committing a felony and somebody dies, it’s murder, even if the victim is also involved in the robbery,” said police Lt. Rick Edwards.
Police say that during the robbery the men struggled over a gun. Greene was shot in the lower torso and Logan was shot in the thigh.
Greene was found dead on a neighbor’s balcony. Logan was found in the hallway on the 13th floor of the high-rise.
The robbery victim, who suffered facial injuries, was found in a relative’s apartment on the sixth floor.
Detectives are investigating what appears to be a separate shooting that occurred around the same time as the fatal shooting.
Another 21-year-old man was shot in the apartment building’s parking lot by two men riding in a white van.
The second victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the arm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677) or by texting TIPSCO plus the tip to 274637. Tipsters may qualify for a cash reward.