Mugshot: Akron man arrested in Lyft driver killing

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – A Hudson man who was killed in Akron while driving for Lyft has been identified as Kristopher Roukey.

The 48-year-old was the husband of a city of Akron employee.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released a statement about the death.

“Our hearts are with the family and friends of the Roukey’s, as they cope with the tragic loss of a life cut too short,” Horrigan said.

Roukey was found in a vehicle near the intersection of Buchtel Avenue and Straw Street with several gunshot wounds around 5 p.m. Sunday.

A short time later, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Kahlyl Powe, 23.

Police say they believe Powe was walking down the street when he shot Roukey.

Kahlyl Powe

Law enforcement found him in an apartment just blocks away from where Roukey was killed.

According to a press release, detectives also found the suspected murder weapon.

Roukey’s spouse works with the recreation and parks staff in Akron.

Powe was arrested on a charge of first degree murder.

He’s been booked in the Summit County Jail.

A Lyft spokesperson released a statement to FOX 8 regarding Roukey’s death.

“We are heartbroken by this incident and our hearts are with Kristopher’s loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Safety is fundamental to Lyft and we are in touch with law enforcement to offer our assistance.” 

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