March 1, 2021 21:05

DNA evidence links incarcerated Ohio teen to neighborhood basketball shooting

AKRON, Ohio — A teen who has been in jail for about a month has been identified as a suspect who fired shots at two young boys as they played basketball in the Kenmore neighborhood.

Police say DNA and other evidence linked Tyler Duncan, 19, to the shooting on Oct. 11 on the 1400 block of Rockaway Street. Duncan has been held in the Summit County Jail since Oct. 12 on unrelated drug charges, records show.

The incident on Oct. 11 started when a 15-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy were playing basketball at about 4:30 p.m. A Pontiac G6 went speeding down the street, prompting the 15-year-old to yell for the car to slow down, police say.

The car, which police believe was driven by Duncan, stopped in a driveway a few houses away. The driver got out of the car, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the boys, police say. The driver then got back into the car and drove away.

No one was wounded in the shooting, police say.

Duncan was charged Monday with two counts of felonious assault, weapons under disability, and carrying a concealed weapon, police say.

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