Monday, 20 November 2017 11:37

Akron Woman Arrested for Murder after Crash

A crash in Akron ended with an arrest for murder, according to Akron Police. 

On Saturday morning, just after 7 a.m., Police and EMS responded to a single car crash into an abandoned building at 781 Grant Street. When they arrived, they found the 2007 Pontiac G6 had plowed into the side of the Grant Street building. The driver, 27-year-old Jelicia M. Wilder, was outside the vehicle, while her passenger, a 27-year-old male, was still in the car and had a stab wound to the neck. 

The male was immediately transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where he passed away shortly afterwords. 

Wilder later told Akron Police investigators that she and the victim were fighting and she stabbed him in the neck. She was driving him to the hospital, traveling north on Grant trying to turn right onto East South Street, when she lost control of her car and crashed into the building. She was arrested and is charged with demostic violence charges and murder. She's been booked into the Summit County Jail. 

The victim has not yet been identified, pending an autopsy from the Summit County Medical Examiner and family notification. 

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Monday, 11 July 2016 12:08

3 Separate Shootings Reported in Akron

Akron police detectives are investigating three separate shootings that happened on Sunday.

The first shooting happened near the intersection of Grant Street and Cole Avenue. A 20-year-old man reported to police that he was shot in the shoulder and had his car stolen. The second shooting happened on Shoreline Drive where a 30 year-old man was shot in the right thigh. The third was reported on Cole Avenue where a bullet grazed the head of a 23-year-old man. All the victims were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the shootings do not appear to be related

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