A reward has been offered for the identity of a man who tried to shoot an Ohio Adult Parole Authority officer Thursday night in Akron.
The U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that helps police identify the man.
According to Akron police, the parole officer was working in the Spring Hill apartments when he was confronted in the hallway by the gunman about 6 p.m. The suspect pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the officer and squeezed the trigger during a struggle. The gun, however, only clicked and did not fire.
The Akron Police SWAT team was called to the scene, but failed to locate the gunman. He is described as a black male, with a stocky build and corn-row style hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Tipsters may also call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-492-6833 or send a text message to T-I-P-4-1-1 using keyword WANTED. Callers can remain anonymous and still collect the reward.