An Akron man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in connection with a September 2011 altercation outside a drive thru.
Summit County Prosecutors announced Monday that 26-year-old Kennard Gay was found guilty of murdering Melvin Coleman outside the Kelly's Drive Thru on Copley Road.
Gay's mother got into an argument with Coleman in the parking lot about whether or not she had another man’s dog. The owner arrived soon thereafter and accused Gay's mother of having his dog.
When Gay got out of the car, he confronted Coleman about his accusations against his mother and when the argument continued, Gay shot Coleman three times, hitting him in the hand, face, and chest.
The shooting was captured on multiple security cameras around the business according to prosecutors.
Gay will be sentenced in Judge Lynn Callahan's court on May 9.