Two shot in Franklin Township, Portage County Sheriff’s Office launches homicide investigation

Brandon Bounds Ile-Ife Okantah

Homicide Investigation in Franklin Township Update from KentWired.com on Vimeo.

The Portage County Sheriff’s office is investigating a homicide which occurred Friday at approximately 12:43 a.m. in Franklin Township, according to a press release from the office.

Jayquon Tillman, 18, from Cleveland, was shot and transported to University Hospitals Medical Center in Portage County, where he was pronounced dead.

Kalin Lee, a junior fashion merchandising student at Kent State, was also shot and transported to Akron City Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Deputies responded to a call of a large party in a residential neighborhood Friday around 11:30 p.m.

While deputies worked with residents to quiet down the event, a gunshot sounded from inside of one of the residences.

The shooter has not been identified and is still on the loose, said Portage County Sheriff David Doak.

Doak asks that anyone with any information should contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office at 330-296-5100, extension zero. 

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