AKRON -- An Akron man received a life sentence Wednesday for killing a man during an argument over a dog.
Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne Callahan imposed the maximum sentence of life in prison for Kennard S. Gay, 26, of Akron.
On April 30, a jury found Gay guilty of murder and having guns under disability.
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan-Wlsh said that on Sept. 10, Gay, his mother and another woman drove to Kelly's Drive Thru on Copley Road.
Gay's mother got into an argument with a man in the parking lot about whether or not she had another man's dog. The dog owner, Melvin Coleman, arrived shortly thereafter and accused Gay's mother of having his dog.
Gay eventually got out of the car and told Coleman to stop accusing his mother.
When Coleman continued with his accusation, Gay pulled a gun from his pocket and shot Coleman three times, hitting him in the hand, face and chest.
Coleman died from wounds to his aorta, thorax and lung. The shooting was captured on multiple security cameras.
Gay will be eligible for parole after serving 21 years in prison.