Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:23

Akron Home Where Wells Shot Hit with Bullets Featured

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Akron Police are investigating after shots were fired into a home on Weeks Street near the corner of 7th Avenue; the same home outside of which Joel "Joey" Wells, the 31-year-old brother of former Ohio State and Garfield High School running back Chris "Beanie" Wells, was shot and killed. 

The most recent incident happened early Sunday morning, around 4 a.m., according to The Akron Beacon Journal. In addition to that home, a car that was either parked in the driveway or garage, and a neighbor's house were hit with bullets. 

Police are reporting that witnesses said the suspect, or suspects, fired shots from a white, four-door vehicle. No other information has been released. 

Meanwhile, Akron Police are still investigating the shooting on the morning of Thursday, July 18th, just at about 8 a.m., when Joel Wells was shot in the head and killed. Reports are that Wells stopped by a friend's home on the way to drop his daughter off at preschool to change her diaper. He went inside the home and put his daughter down, then went back out to the car to get the diaper bag when he was shot. 

A vehicle description was provided to police from that shooting, detailing a black Jeep Wrangler. No suspects have been identified. 

Since the shooting, Beanie Wells has posted a $15,000 reward, matching that of local law law enforcement and Crimstoppers.

Akron Police tell local news outlets that there is more than likely a connection between the two shootings. 

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