Tyler Shamburger, 18, gunned down while driving near Kelly Ave. and Rosemary Blvd. in Akron

AKRON, Ohio - An 18-year-old man was gunned down early Saturday morning while driving his vehicle down an Akron street.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. near Kelly Avenue and Rosemary Boulevard, according to Akron police.

Police said Tyler Shamburger, 18, and two 17-year-old males were driving northbound on Kelley Avenue when they got involved in a road rage incident with a male in a silver four-door Chevy Impala.

Following a verbal altercation between the drivers, the driver of the Chevy Impala fired multiple shots at Shamburger's vehicle. The shooter then fled on foot.

Shamburger was struck in the torso and then crashed into a utility pole. The two passengers in Shamburger's vehicles were hospitalized with injuries sustained during the crash.

Paramedics transported Shamburger to Akron General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Detectives are asking for help from the public in locating the suspect and vehicle. The suspect is described as a black male, 18-25 years old. The suspect was driving a silver Chevy Impala, either an SS or LTZ model with four doors, a spoiler and tinted windows.

"Tyler was starting to raise a family. He just celebrated Father's Day," said Darrita Davis, President of Stop the Violence Akron Movement.

Shamburger’s death is Akron’s ninth homicide of 2014.

Anyone with information about the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact the Akron police department detective bureau at 330-375-2490, the U.S Marshals' service at 1-866-4 Wanted or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS.  Callers can remain anonymous.Shamburger’s death is Akron’s ninth homicide of 2014.

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