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A suspect is on the run after shooting and killing a 21-year-old pizza employee in Akron Monday night.

Police say Zakareia Husein, of Springfield Township, was working at New York Style Pizza in the 300 block of E. Glenwood Ave. shortly before 11 p.m. when he was robbed and shot.

Employees at the pizza shop told police the suspect entered through the front doors armed with a black handgun. The suspect approached the front counter, pointed the gun at Husein and demanded money from the register. After Husein handed the suspect an undetermined amount of money, the suspect fired a shot, hitting him in the upper torso. The suspect then fled.

“We just got robbed and someone got shot. You need to hurry up, please,” an employee told police dispatch.

Husein, a University of Akron student, was taken to Akron City Hospital. He died early Tuesday morning.

A reward larger than the usual $2,000 is being offered for information that will lead to the capture and conviction of Husein’s killer. Anyone with more information is urged to call theAkron Police Department Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4WANTED; or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330–434–COPS. You can also text “TIPSCO” with your tips to CRIMES. Tipsters can remain anonymous.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of Akron Police and WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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