Memorial grows for 18-year-old killed in road rage shooting

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AKRON, Ohio — An 18-year-old Akron man was shot to death early Saturday morning in an apparent road rage incident.

Monday, a memorial for Tyler Shamburger was growing at the crash site.
"I just saw him last week. I turned around this week and this is what happened," said Lanard Moore, a friend who went to the memorial site to pay his respects.

"My mom told me. She was crying. I knew it was real," said Devontae Vega, brother.

According to police, it happened just before 2 a.m, Saturday.

Shamburger, 18, of Akron, was driving a 2005 Chevy Uplander north on Kelly Avenue with two 17-year-old passengers.

Police said they were then involved in a “road rage incident” with the driver of a silver four-door Chevy Impala. After a verbal argument between the drivers, the driver of the Impala fired multiple shots at Shamburger’s SUV.

Shamburger was struck, causing the vehicle to crash into a utility pole. The shooter took off. The two passengers in Shamburger’s vehicle were not hurt.

Vega said Tyler was the father of an almost one-year-old girl.
"It's hard because he won't be there. But we still have family that will care and love for her so she will always be reminded of who he was," added Vega.

The family has set up a fund in Tyler Shamburger's name for his little girl.

Donations can be made at any KeyBank branch location.

Meantime, detectives are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect and his vehicle. The suspect is described as a black male between 15 and 25 years old. He was driving a silver Chevy Impala, either an SS or LTZ model, with four doors, a spoiler and tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshal’s Service at 1-866-4-WANTED or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.

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