Akron, Ohio

From the University of Akron‘sThe Buchtelite of April 24, 2007

Student fires gun near campus

APD and UAPD seek help finding suspect after late-night altercation on Cross Street on Thursday

Two men fired shots at each other Thursday morning near campus. Andre Darnell Smith, a 30-year-old part-time University of Akron student, allegedly fired at 23-year-old Terrell Garr at Garr’s apartment on Cross Street, according to police reports.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. after Smith approached Garr’s apartment and knocked on the door asking for the location of a fraternity while allegedly brandishing a gun. Garr told Akron police he ran upstairs to retrieve his roommate’s gun and when he returned, Smith was in the middle of the road and fired at him. Garr returned fire, claiming it was self-defense.

No one was hit.

Following the incident UA released a special edition Zipmail requesting students’ help.

“The City of Akron Police Department and the university are requesting your help in locating a suspect involved in an off-campus incident,” the Zipmail said. “If you know about the location of the suspect or have any information about him, please contact APD or UAPD.”

Smith is described as black, approximately six feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds. APD and UAPD are looking for Smith, who faces charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault. There are warrants for his arrest.


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