The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 23, 2013

Akron man arrested in 4-year-old son's fatal shooting


Associated Press

AKRON — Police say they have arrested an Ohio man on charges including involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his 4-year-old son.

Akron police on Wednesday said 48-year-old Terrance Allen, of Akron, also is charged with felony child endangering, tampering with evidence and a weapons count in Jamarcus Allen's death.

A police statement said Terrance Allen flagged down a Summit County deputy Wednesday morning, and the deputy found the boy in a car with a gunshot wound to his head. The child died at Akron Children's Hospital.

Police say they recovered a handgun from the car.

Police said Allen would be taken to the county jail. He was not listed in jail records Wednesday night, and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.