The newspaper today had a more extensive article about the shooting that occurred in front of our house Tuesday night. In some neighborhoods, they might see this kind of event several times a year. This is very unusual for our neighborhood.
When we were chatting with the neighbors, we were told about a drunk driver who ran off the road at a high rate of speed, flew through our yard, jumped across our driveway, and nearly ran into the nieghbor’s house. This happened serveral years ago, before we had bought the house.
Here’s the text from the newspaper article.
Akron man in jail on shooting charges
21-year-old man hospitalized with gunshot wounds to chest and stomach was able to describe attacker
By Craig Webb
Beacon Journal staff writer
A 24-year-old Akron man is in the Summit County Jail, accused of shooting another Akron resident in Cuyahoga Falls on Tuesday night and then stealing his car.
Vincent Tyrone Davis, of the 100 block of West Tallmadge Avenue, was charged Wednesday with one count of attempted aggravated murder, one count of aggravated robbery and one count of receiving stolen property.
Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Judge Kim R. Hoover set Davis’ bond at $1 million cash.
Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief John Conley said his department received several 911 calls about shots fired in the area of Chestnut Boulevard shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
This was followed, Conley said, by a second wave of calls about a wounded man lying in the tree lawn in the 2300 block of Chestnut.
Officers found Luvelt Tucker Jr., 21, of Bertha Avenue, with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and stomach.
Tucker, who was able to provide investigators with a description of his assailant, remains in Akron City Hospital.
Conley said Tucker told investigators that he had been at a party in Akron and offered another partygoer a ride home.
While riding along Chestnut, Conley said, the man — later identified as Davis — pulled out a .32-caliber handgun and shot Tucker multiple times in the chest and stomach.
Conley said Davis then drove off in Tucker’s Lincoln Continental.
An hour or so after the shooting, Falls officers discovered Tucker’s car crashed in a ditch on Quick Road just north of State Road.
About the same time, Conley said, police received a call from a resident concerned about a person prowling around the Cascade Auto Group on State Road.
Conley said officers apprehended Davis as he was attempting to climb over a fence. He was carrying a loaded .32-caliber handgun that later was determined to have been reported stolen in Akron, Conley said.
Police records show Davis, who has served time in prison, has a lengthy criminal record for offenses ranging from domestic violence to carrying a concealed weapon to selling drugs.
Davis is scheduled to appear in Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.