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Two shootings, one fatal, under investigation by Akron police

By Ed Meyer
Beacon Journal staff writer

Akron police detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man at about 3 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Noble Avenue.

Police Lt. Rick Edwards, the department’s chief spokesman, said the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

After receiving a call about the shooting, officers responded to the scene and found the man’s body in the street, Edwards said.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending a positive identification, an autopsy by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and notification of family members, Edwards said.

It was the second shooting in the city Monday.

The first occurred shortly before noon in the 200 block of Mustill Court following a fight at a residence there.

The victim, Charles Roderick, 39, was taken by friends to St. Thomas Hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck.

After initial treatment, Roderick was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, Edwards said.

In the fatal shooting, Edwards said a silver 1995-2000 Dodge Durango with tinted windows and three black male occupants was seen leaving the scene on Noble.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, he said.

Anyone with information on the Dodge Durango or the occupants is asked to call the Akron police detective bureau at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-Wanted, or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.

Edwards said those with information also can text TIPSCO with any tips about the shootings to 274637 (Crimes). The information will remain anonymous, he said.

Ed Meyer can be reached at 330-996-3784 or at


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