Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:26

Life Sentence in Halftime Pub Double Shooting Featured

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Queitin Tyler, 34, of Akron has been sentenced to life in prison by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty for the fatal shooting of Darian Hardison outside of the Halftime Sports Pub in Akron on October 20, 2017. 

According to court documents, Tyler got into an argument with Derrick Comby outside of the Halftime, after which he went back inside the bar and got a gun from a friend, walked outside again, and fired several shots. Comby, the original target according to reports, was hit in the stomach and survived. Hardison, a friend of Comby's, was shot and killed at the scene. 

Tyler claimed self defense in the shooting, but on September 24th, was found guilty by a Summit County Common Pleas Court jury of two counts of murder with gun specifications, two counts felonious assault, and carrying a concealed weapon charge. Meanwhile, 32-year-old Le"Zonn Gervins of Akron, pled guilty back in July of 2018 to obstructing justice and is due for sentencing later in October. 

Tyler is not eligible for parole for 23 years. 

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