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Akron police officer shoots and wounds man

AKRON, Ohio– An Akron police officer shot and wounded a man on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Akron Police Chief James Nice said an officer shot a man about 2 p.m. on 18th Street S.W. and Chandler Avenue. The man was taken to an area hospital in an ambulance. No officer was injured in the incident.

A Summit County Humane agent’s van is parked inside the crime scene with a large dent and cracks in the windshield.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not clear. More than a dozen police officers are investigating. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is at the scene.

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