Akron store worker shot dead in robbery

AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Police are investigating after a store worker was shot dead in a robbery in Akron on Saturday.

Officers responded to the theft just before 9 p.m. at the AK Firestone Mini Mart in the 1400 block of Aster Avenue, according to a statement from the Akron Police Department.

Police say upon arrival they found a 26-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound.

He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, officers said.

Police said they later found shell casings and other evidence during a search of the area.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Office at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

* Editor’s note: Akron Police initially said the victim was 36, but corrected the person’s age to 26.