AKRON, Ohio - A gun-wielding suspect was shot after refusing to drop his weapon.
According to a news release, an off-duty Akron police officer had just arrived at his secondary place of employment, Kelley’s Drive-Thru, when he heard gun shots.
The officer went to investigate, and found 22-year-old Timothy Proctor with a gun.
The officer ordered the suspect to drop the gun, but he refused, which is when the off-duty officer, who was in uniform, shot the suspect.
Proctor was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to the press release. He will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon and weapon under disability and booked into the Summit County Jail once he is released from the hospital.
The Akron Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit along with the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office will conduct the criminal investigation to determine if any laws were violated. An internal investigation by the Office of Professional Standards and Accountability will also be conducted to determine if any departmental rules or regulations were violated.
Per procedure, the identity of the officer involved will only be released by the Chief of Police.