Eight People Dead in Several Locations After Sunday Morning Shooting in Copley
The suspect was shot dead by police on Schocalog Road. One survivor is in intensive care.
COPLEY -- Police Chief Michael Mier has confirmed that eight people are dead after a shooting in the neighborhood at Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue this morning.
One of them is the suspected shooter -- a man. The suspect was chased along Schocalog Road and was shot dead by police in what was described by police as a confrontation.
Akron and Copley police investigators are processing four crime scenes - two on Schocalog and two on Goodenough. Police found bodies at several of the four crime scenes, including five at one house.
An additional person was injured and has been taken to an Akron-area hospital for treatment in an intensive care unit.
Police responded to a report at 11 a.m. this morning to a report of multiple gunshots fired.
Several neighbors in the neighborhood at Schocalog and Goddenough also told Patch reporters that eight people are dead after a domestic dispute this morning.
Neighbor Bob McCrady said a woman allegedly escaped from the home where the shooting happened. That woman sought refuge in McCady's house, he said.
Bob's wife, Brenda, was visibly shaken by the experience and could only say, "It was a shooting. It was bad."
Bob McCrady relayed this story to Patch:
The woman who lived nearby, whose name he does not know, allegedly had an argument with her boyfriend and he started shooting a gun. The woman had guests from Kentucky at her home at the time of the fight, he said.
"The boyfriend just lost it and started shooting," Bob McCady said.
Bob McCady said he didn't know the family very well, other than occasionally plowing their driveway.
The rural neighborhood is about a mile from the Copley Township Public Square and is close to the Fairlawn border.
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