Services planned for murder victim Atavia Robinson

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A funeral is scheduled for Saturday for Atavia Renee Lynn Robinson, the 20-year-old woman killed last weekend outside the Regal Independence Theater in Akron’s Chapel Hill neighborhood.

Robinson was a 2020 graduate of Kenmore-Garfield High School. She worked at a local Denny’s restaurant and had also worked as a nanny, her mother, Leah Russell, said.

Russell said her daughter went to the movies with her boyfriend who she had been dating for a few months. She said her daughter planned to get into the hair care business.

“She was very good with children,” Russell said, adding that her daughter has three nieces and two nephews under the age of 3 from older sisters, as well as many cousins ​​and other young relatives on her father’s side of the family. .

The last time she had seen her daughter was at the end of May, during a family reunion to celebrate her daughter’s birthday.

Shooting of Chapel Hill: Atavia Robinson, 20, identified as woman killed outside Akron movie theater

Police received a 911 call just before midnight Saturday night. A theater employee said he heard about 20 gunshots in the parking lot after a movie ended.

Robinson, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at Summa Akron City Hospital. Her boyfriend, 22, also suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said. No word on his condition or the police investigation was available Wednesday.

Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Apostolic Faith Church, 790 Easter Ave. in Akron. A celebration of life will be held at noon. Rhoden Memorial Home is taking care of the arrangements.

Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip; call Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS; or text TIPSCO with advice to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous.

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