19-Year-Old Akron Man Killed in Shooting During Attempted Robbery: Suspect Charged with Murder

Akron, Ohio – A tragic incident unfolded in Kenmore on Thursday afternoon, resulting in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man identified as Javeone Aamir Suggs by the Summit County Medical Examiner. The Akron police have taken action by charging another individual involved in the shooting with murder and aggravated robbery.

The sequence of events leading up to the gunfire on 19th Street West began to come to light as detectives conducted investigations. It was revealed that the shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery during a marijuana transaction. Allegedly, a 30-year-old man was selling marijuana to Jovante Dowdell, 22, and Suggs when Dowdell and Suggs allegedly attempted to rob the dealer, resulting in the dealer firing shots at both men.

Fortunately, Dowdell only suffered a minor injury as a bullet grazed his leg. However, tragically, Suggs was struck in the chest and succumbed to his injuries. The police have identified the 30-year-old shooter as a victim in this case and have not charged him in the shooting. Nonetheless, he faces charges related to trafficking marijuana.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. Tips can be provided anonymously to the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau or The Summit County Crimestoppers. Additionally, individuals can send text tips to a specified number to contribute any relevant details.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the violence that can erupt in communities, prompting a call for cooperation from the public to help bring those responsible to justice. The tragic loss of a young life in this manner underscores the need for vigilance and awareness in addressing issues related to crime and violence in society. As the investigation continues, authorities remain committed to seeking justice and ensuring the safety of all residents in the area.