By Muhammad Atef | May 4, 2021

Lyft driver Kristopher Roukey killed in Akron shooting; Kahlyl Powe charged

A Hudson man working as a Lyft ride-share driver was shot and killed Sunday at an Akron intersection.

Kristopher Roukey, 48, of Hudson, was shot multiple times near the intersection of East Market Street and Buchtel Avenue by a man walking on the street. The accused shooter was arrested at noon Monday at a home a short distance away.

Callers to 911 describe a man who was shot sitting alone in the driver’s side of a vehicle, and a shooter walking away from the scene, according to recordings released by police. 

Akron police said it’s been determined Roukey was a Lyft driver, but it’s unknown how his work was related to the shooting. 

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection at 4:55 p.m Sunday. Police said Roukey was unresponsive and had been shot several times.



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