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A 22-year-old man arriving at a late-night Bible study was fatally shot during an attempted robbery.

It happened around 10:30PM outside of a home on Hazlett in the city of Canton.

Police say Dale Settle, Jr. was arriving at the home with two other people when he was approached by armed thugs.

Settle was shot once in the stomach while holding his Bible. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died early Friday morning.

Settle’s father tells 19 Action News he was killed by the very people he was trying to help.

Settle was due to graduate from the University of Akron this semester.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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