News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Akron police find four bodies in apartment basement, each victim shot in the head
A mother and brother look for a reason
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


Senior Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
April Roberts-Gilbert, mother of 24 yr old Ronald Roberts
Courtesy of urycki
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Akron police say four people were murdered in an Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority complex near Chapel Hall mall.  The bodies of two men and two women were found in the basement at Kimlyn Apartments on Independence Avenue.  All four had been shot in the head.  WKSU’s Mark Urycki reports.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:04)


(Click image for larger view.)

Before police released any information on the victims, April Roberts-Gilbert said one of the victims was her son, Ronald Roberts.

 “They’re out here killing each other, for what?  Now I have to bury a 24 year old child.  It’s not right.”

Families wandered in the parking lot hugging each behind the yellow police barrier tape. Roberts’ brother, Donald, said his brother was an easy-going person.

“He was a good looking, good-dressing kid. All I can think is someone was jealous of him. He was just a good kid – a kid.”

A friend of Roberts came to visit Wednesday night when he failed to answer his phone. He found the door wide open, bullets shells on the first floor, and the four bodies in the basement.  Police Lt.  Rick Edwards:

“We received a call from a neighbor. Our officers came out, did not get an answer at the door. They did forced entry into the house and they located the four victims in the basement on the floor.” Police brought in workers from victims assistance to help family members.  

One woman arrived with a family photograph in hand, afraid that her niece might be a victim. Regina Cheatham says her sister died just one year ago and now her niece won’t answer her phone.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The postal workers union is challenging mail-sorting closures in Ohio
Do not close the akron facilaty for mail processing. This will severly deminish mail service to the northeast ohio area, Cleveland can not handle this burden.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

Clarence Bozeman: In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University