Akron man charged with murder in wife's shooting death

AKRON, Ohio -- An Akron man is charged with murder in the Friday shooting death of his wife, police said. Donald Alexander Sr., 51, is accused of shooting his wife Shannon M. Meyer shortly after 5:30 a.m. at a house on 14th Street Southwest near West Wilbeth...

Akron man charged with murder in wife's shooting death

AKRON, Ohio -- An Akron man is charged with murder in the Friday shooting death of his wife, police said.

Donald Alexander Sr., 51, is accused of shooting his wife Shannon M. Meyer shortly after 5:30 a.m. at a house on 14th Street Southwest near West Wilbeth Road, police said.

Meyer, 37, was found dead at the house with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Investigators believe Alexander argued with Meyer before he pulled out a gun and shot her, police said. Investigators did not release any other details.

Alexander was taken into custody and will be arraigned Saturday in Akron Municipal Court, police said.

Alexander's criminal history includes a 1998 conviction for domestic violence, but court records do not show any previous felony charges against him.

This is the second domestic-related fatal shooting this week in Akron. On Tuesday, investigators arrested a man who is accused of shooting a 31-year-old woman at a house on Romig Road near Kendale Drive.

Duane M. Lucas, 29, of Akron, is charged with murder in the death of Brittany Littlejohn and remains in custody at the Summit County Jail.

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