Saturday, 05 August 2023 08:08

Hunt Is On For Highway Shooter Featured

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For the second time in a little over two months; a driver on an Akron area highway has been shot and killed by someone in another vehicle, who fled the scene.

This week, it was 23 year old Marquise Banks, who was driving an SUV Thursday evening on I-77 Southbound in the City of Green, when witnesses say, a man leaned out of the window of a pickup truck and started shooting.

Banks then lost control of his vehicle, which crossed the median, and slammed into a Mercedes traveling in the Northbound lanes. The driver of that vehicle, though, survived the crash with only minor injuries.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating now, and asking anyone with information to contact their Detective Bureau, (330) 643-2131.

This incident comes just 11 weeks after 40 year old Akron resident, George Jensen, was shot while he was driving on I-76 in Norton.

The man who allegedly shot him, 30 year old Dacarrei Tovon Kinard, fled the scene, just as the shooter in the pickup truck did  this week.

US Marshals tracked Kinard down and arrested him in Columbus a couple of weeks later. He's now charged with murder.

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