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Suspect arrested in Columbus for fatal road rage shooting on I-76 in Norton

U.S. Marshals confirmed to 3News the arrest of Dacarrei Kinard in Columbus in connection to the fatal shooting of George Jensen earlier this month.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Akron man in an apparent road rage incident that took place on I-76 in Norton earlier this month.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott confirmed to 3News that 30-year-old Dacarrei Tovon Kinard was apprehended in Columbus on Wednesday afternoon by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and the Columbus Police Department’s SWAT Team. A warrant had been issued for Kinard's arrest on Wednesday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of George "Geo" Jensen on May 17.

According to a release, Kinard was taken into custody without incident after authorities responded to the area of 1400 Livingston Ct. in Columbus.

“The Norton Police Department worked nonstop to gather information, follow up on tips from the public, and ultimately make an identification for this suspect," Elliott said in a statement.

According to authorities, Jensen was traveling eastbound on I-76 when a suspect in another vehicle “fired several gunshots at the victim’s vehicle.” The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says Jensen's vehicle came to a stop after it struck the concrete median.

Jensen was then taken to an Akron hospital with an apparent gunshot wound where he later died from his injuries.

"Before the shooting, there appeared to be a road rage incident between the victim and another driver in a black 2018 or newer Chevy Camaro as the two traveled on Interstate 76," according to the Norton Police Department. "The driver of the Camaro fired multiple gunshots toward the victim's car as it drove past."

Police say the Camaro's driver was last seen leaving the area on I-76 East.

Last week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol released bodycam footage from the aftermath of the incident. The video shows OSP troopers walking up to Jensen's Mazda 3 and opening the car's doors. A few witnesses pulled over, telling law enforcement that they saw both drivers weaving through traffic, cutting one another off, just moments before the incident unfolded.

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