AKRON: A 45-year-old woman is in serious condition after she was attacked and shot for refusing to give her purse to a robber.

The woman was attacked just after 10 p.m. Monday in her driveway in the 1000 block of Juneau Avenue. A man, armed with a handgun, approached and demanded her purse as she walked to her house.

The man hit the woman in the face after she refused to give up her belongings, police reported. She attempted to run away and was shot in the buttocks. The shooter then fled.

The man is described as a black man between 17 and 20 years old. He is described as 5-foot-6 and 135 pounds, wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330- 375-2490.