AKRON, Ohio – Akron police officers have fatally shot a suspect they say drew a weapon and refused to drop it.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that it happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police Capt. Daniel Zampelli told the newspaper that the suspect initially fled from officers who tried to pull him over. He led police on a chase before stopping his car and getting out.
Zampelli said the suspect drew a weapon. When he didn’t drop it as commanded, two officers fired an unknown number of shots, Zampelli said.
The suspect died later at a hospital. His name has not been released.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is routine after they are involved in a shooting.