Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:17

Goodyear Hts. Shooting Victim Identified Featured

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified Wednesday's homicide victim who was shot at Eastland and Bethany Avenues Wednesday as 27-year-old Tiffany Rhea from Akron.

According to the Akron Police report, Rhea and an unidentified suspect got into a a verbal altercation near the intersection of Eastland Avenue and Bethany Avenue.

Rhea got out of the passenger's seat of her boyfriend's car, the argument escalated, and then the suspect pulled a gun, firing several shots before fleeing the scene. It is unclear whether the suspect was on foot or in another vehicle; it was only reported that they left in an "unknown direction." 

Police responded to the area of the shooting at about 4:15 p.m. Upon arrival, police noticed several shell casings and blood, but the victim was not there. They are reporting that the Rhea's boyfriend, who has not been named, took her to Akron City Hospital where she later died. 

The cause of death is listed as a gunshot wound the the torso.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to come forward.

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