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13-year-old arrested for attempted carjacking

AKRON, Ohio — A teenager has been arrested for his alleged role in an attempted carjacking of a 27-year-old woman who was struck and shot Saturday afternoon, according to the Akron Police Department.

Officers responded around 4:20 p.m. to a report of shots being fired at the Rosemary apartment complex on Tarson Terrace.

A 27-year-old woman told officers she was unloading groceries when an unknown man later identified himself as a 13-year-old boy, and several others tried to take her car.

During the encounter, one of the teenagers punched her in the face and attempted to drive away in her car, police said.

One of the teenage girls jumped out of her car as she was driving and the vehicle rolled into the parking lot and into a nearby apartment building.

Bob Jones | News 5 Cleveland.

Tire tracks are left after teenagers attempted to hijack a vehicle in Akron.

Several shots were fired, some of which hit the woman’s car. Police found his car riddled with bullets in the parking lot. Casings were also found and processed.

A 13-year-old boy was found in the parking lot near the victim’s car. He was taken into custody at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. The police charged him with aggravated robbery and theft.

Investigators are working to determine and identify other people involved in the carjacking attempt.

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