AKRON, Ohio (TCD) -- A 42-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting someone in the face due to an argument about potato chips.
According to an Akron Police Department crime report, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers went to Akron City Hospital after receiving a call about a shooting victim. Police spoke with the 31-year-old victim, who said he was in his car at Lusty’s Adventure on Stanton Street when the suspect approached him and shot him in the face. The victim transported himself to Summa Hospital, where he received treatment.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the suspect allegedly asked the victim for some of his potato chips. The victim refused, so the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him.
Police located the suspect Wednesday, Nov. 29, as he was getting on a Metro Transit bus. The bus pulled over and officers arrested the 42-year-old suspect on charges of felonious assault and weapons under disability. He reportedly had a gun in his possession.
WOIO-TV identified the suspect as Melvin Wright and said he was booked into the Summit County Jail.