4 arrested after officers witness shots being fired into occupied home in East Akron

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Automatic assault rifles and semiautomatic pistols were among weapons recovered by Akron police Monday during an arrest after four people were seen shooting into a home on Chittenden Street.
Automatic assault rifles and semiautomatic pistols were among weapons recovered by Akron police Monday during an arrest after four people were seen shooting into a home on Chittenden Street.

Police arrested four people Monday afternoon after officers saw them shoot into an occupied home in East Akron.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which took place about 4 p.m. in the 400 block of Chittenden Street, Akron police said in a news release. The residential neighborhood is south of Interstate 76 and east of Arlington Street.

Two 19-year-old men, a 19-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were arrested, police said. Two of the four were arrested at the site, and two others who ran off were arrested a short time later on nearby Talbot Avenue, police said.

The department said members of its anti-violence bureau and patrol officers in the area heard shots being fired and responded to the scene quickly enough to see the suspects shoot into the home. Officers then blocked the suspects' vehicle to prevent it from leaving. The bureau specifically targets violent crimes.

Police recovered five weapons: two 9 mm semi-automatic pistols, one with a drum magazine; an AK-47 rifle; an AR-15 rifle; and a .38-caliber pistol. The AR-15 rifle and the .38-caliber pistol had been reported stolen.

Police said at least one of the rifles was fired at the scene, based on shell casings recovered there.

The three 19-year-olds are facing various weapons charges and were booked into the Summit County Jail. The 16-year-old was taken to the county's juvenile detention facility.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Police: 4 arrested after officers witness shots fired into Akron home

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