An 18-year-old Black girl has died after she was shot multiple times while inside a vehicle in Akron Sunday, according to a release from the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department.
Officers found the 18-year-old victim, identified by the medical examiner as Na’Kia Crawford, inside the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses told the local press and police that a white man in a black sports car shot Crawford. Family members said they believe the incident was racially motivated.
The fact that this killing was done in broad daylight, and the suspect has not been found yet, people in the community and online are questioning if law enforcement is somehow complicit in this crime.