Police spokesperson Capt. Daniel Zampelli –
‘A gunshot was heard while officers were investigating and found the teen ‘mortally wounded.’ ??
Police cruiser backseat death mystery in Akron, Ohio raises questions
Teen boy, 17, is found shot dead in the back of a police car minutes after he was arrested on suspicion of robbing two women at gunpoint
17-year-old Xavier McMullen was arrested on suspicion robbery along with two other 18-year-old suspects, Friday night
McMullen was found mysteriously shot to death moments after he was put in the back of the quad car
Cops yet to explain if the teen shot himself OR how the gun ended up inside the cruiser
Akron detectives, police dept’s Office of Professional Standards and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office reportedly, investigating
McMullen’s two alleged accomplices, Matthew Allen and Anthony Criss both 18, have been charged with aggravated robbery
Xavier McMullen [photo], was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the back of a police cruiser
Police authorities in Akron Ohio, say a teenage male has been found fatally shot in the back seat of a police cruiser in the northeast Ohio city of Akron, the lack of explanation regarding the circumstances has created an air of mystery.
Akron youth Xavier McMullen was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the back of a police cruiser, on the night Friday August, 25
Akron police said in a statement a gun was found Friday night next to the teen, who was identified as Xavier McMullen, according to Fox8 Cleveland News.
Police haven’t said whether the teen shot himself or how the gun ended up inside the cruiser.
The shooting occurred after the teen and two 18-year-old men were arrested as suspects in an earlier armed robbery and were placed in separate cruisers around 11pm.
Police said McMullen and two accomplices allegedly held a pair of female victims at gunpoint and stole their property at the 2200 block of 10th Street.
The 17-year-old boy [left], shot dead in the back of a Akron Police car. Authorities yet to explain whether it’s suicide or how the gun ended up inside the cruiser
Crime scene: Akron police said Xavier McMullen and two male accomplices robbed two women at gunpoint on this block of 10th Street
He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Akron detectives, the department’s Office of Professional Standards and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.
A pair of teen suspects, allegedly McMullen’s accomplices, Matthew Allen, 18 and Anthony Criss also 18, have been charged with aggravated robbery.
They are currently being held at the Summit County Jail until their pending arraignments next week.