AKRON, Ohio - A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of an Akron grandmother who flashed her car lights at two men.
On Jan. 24, Wylene Edwards was driving her Nissan Altima on Elma Avenue when she saw two men walking in the street. Akron police said Edwards, 59, flashed her lights so the men would know she was behind them.
The men walked off to the side and she drove past. That's when several shots were fired at her car. One bullet went through her car and hit her in the shoulder, police said. She was treated and released from Akron City Hospital.
Akron detectives arrested 21-year-old William B. Dawson of Akron after physical evidence tied him to the shooting, according to police. He was charged with felonious assault and participating in criminal activity.
Dawson was already in the Summit County Jail on aggravated menacing and drug charges for a March 6 incident.
Edwards was invited to Washington, DC for a congressional meeting on gun control in February where she spoke to First Lady Michelle Obama. Also at the meeting were parents of Sandy Hook victims.
"Just the way that she looked at me, she showed me so much compassion and concern and was surprised that I was there so soon after being shot," Edwards said.