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Harry Wilkinson arrested for shooting Bryan McNeil in Kenmore

A suspect has been arrested by the Summit County Sheriff's Office in connection with the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Bryan McNeil.

Harry Wilkinson, 76, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was booked into the Summit County Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the incident.

In March, Akron police were called to the 600 block of W. Waterloo Road in Kenmore at around 12:45 a.m., where officers discovered a man with a gunshot wound to the upper body in a wooded area a few feet from the road near a shed. Police said the man was conscious and breathing at the time, and officers administered first aid until emergency medical services arrived. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General, where he was later pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m.

At that time, the Beacon Journal received a 911 call from McNeil's girlfriend, who told dispatchers the couple had been homeless for three months. She said the unknown attacker confronted them as they slept in a tent in a shed.

“I'm allowed to, and nobody can do anything about it,” the friend recalled the man saying. Then he opened fire, hitting McNeil in the stomach.

“I don't know how he even saw us,” she told the dispatcher as her boyfriend screamed for help in the background.

At one point, McNeil can be heard saying in the background, “I’m going to die,” just minutes before the police arrive.