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A Police Chase, A Fiery Crash, And A Shooting: One Dead After Wild Night In Akron Featured

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One of three 18 year old males in a stolen car that led police on a high speed chase in East Akron Tuesday night has died, two others in the car with him when it crashed and burned are in the hospital, and police say it may be related to a shooting on Eller Avenue that put yet another man-a 28 year old- in the hospital as well.

Here's how it all went down.

Police say they spotted a speeding car last night at about 11:30 pm, near the intersection of Kelly Avenue and Tech Way Drive, and that when trying to get it to stop with lights and sirens didn't work; they gave chase. But, when it got too fast, at up to 100 miles an hour near the intersection of Kelley Avenue and 6th Avenue; they called it off.

Moments later, the stolen red Kia slammed into another vehicle; a blue Kia sitting in stopped traffic at Kelley Avenue and Third Avenue, which spun the speeding stolen car out of control, causing it to crash into a pole, and burst into flames. 

Officers removed three 18 year old males from the burning car, administering CPR to at least one of them, and all three were then taken to the hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The driver of the car that got hit by the speeding stolen car though, was uninjured.

But that's not all.

At nearly the same time as police were chasing the stolen car; they got a report about a shooting on Eller Avenue, which is a little over a mile away. There, they found a 28 year old man who had been shot in the face, who told them he had been walking down the street when three men confronted him, then ran away.

Now, police are trying to figure out if the two incidents are connected, and they're asking for tips. 

 

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