Brother of former OSU star Beanie Wells shot and killed in Akron

State News

AKRON, Ohio (WCMH) — Former Ohio State and NFL running back Beanie Wells is offering a $15,000 reward for the arrest of the person who shot and killed his brother Thursday morning.

Police responded to a shooting in the area of 7th Avenue and Weeks Street around 8 a.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting, WEWS reported.

Police said the body of a 31-year-old man was found lying in a driveway. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members identified the victim to WEWS as Joel Wells, the brother of former OSU and NFL running back Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the victim’s identity to WKYC.

Wells told the station he is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

There are no suspects at this time.

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