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Man shot in carjacking at Akron gas station

Beacon Journal staff report

A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg and his vehicle was taken in a carjacking Sunday morning.

According to an Akron police report, the man told police he was walking back to his car in the parking lot of the BP gas station at 778 Grant St., shortly after 5 a.m, when two robbers approached him.

One robber fired shots and demanded the man’s keys.

Police said the robbers fled in the man’s car, which has not been recovered. The vehicle is a light blue, 2013 Chevy Malibu sedan with Alabama license plates FCT 5286.

Paramedics transported the man to Akron General Medical Center, where his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the whereabouts of the car is asked to call 330-375-2490.


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