Suspect arrested, charged in Akron Blaine Avenue murder

AKRON, Ohio - Akron police arrested and charged 21-year-old homeless man in connection to another man's murder on Blaine Avenue over the weekend.

Corey Hardison, 21, faces murder and felonious assault charges after a man was found dead in his car.

Police said Hardison shot Karma Tamang, 35, in the head in the 500 block of Blaine Ave. on Saturday night.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said Tamang was found slumped in his car around 1:30 a.m. and died hours later at Akron City Hospital.

Hardison's arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday in Akron Municipal Court. His case will likely be bound over to Summit County Common Pleas Court.

Akron police said Hardison is currently in the Summit County Jail on unrelated charges.

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