A 21-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday afternoon off Spicer Street, blocks from the University of Akron campus.

Within minutes of the shooting, De’Jon Cash, 30, of Akron, was taken into custody without incident in a parking lot in the 800 block of East Exchange Street, about a mile east of the shooting, Akron police said.

The victim was shot multiple times, according to police and neighbors who were in their homes or outside at the time of the shooting but did not see it. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities had not released the victim's name pending positive identification and family notification. A relative who came to Spicer Street after the shooting said the victim was not a UA student. The relative said the man was the father of a baby who is several months old.

Area residents said Cash was in the neighborhood to visit his girlfriend and was outside arguing with her. The residents said the 21-year-old intervened and then was shot.

Akron police said in a news release that the suspect and the victim had quarreled before the shooting.

The victim was shot in or near a parking lot at an apartment building in the 500 block of Spicer Street near the intersection of Beacon Street. Police officers responded to the scene shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Cash was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, and was booked into the Summit County Jail.

 

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