Teenager shot, killed in ‘road rage’ incident

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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.

According to police, it happened just before 2 a.m. Tyler 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 then fled the scene. The two passengers in Shamburger’s vehicle were not hurt.

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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