Indictment: Akron Man Faces Multiple Charges in Fatal I-77 Shooting

Akron, Ohio – An 18-year-old man from Akron, Sirvonte Suggs, has been indicted by the Summit County Grand Jury on charges related to a fatal shooting that took place on I-77 in August. The indictment includes charges of aggravated murder, murder, and felonious assault in connection with the death of Marquise Banks. Court records filed on Tuesday reveal this information.

According to officials, the incident occurred on August 3, 2023, when someone in a pickup truck opened fire on a Lincoln SUV on I-77 South in Green, near the Akron-Canton Airport. As the truck fled from the scene, the Lincoln veered across the median and collided with a Mercedes in the northbound lanes. Marquise Banks, who was driving the Lincoln, was later pronounced dead at Summa Akron City Hospital. The Mercedes driver also sustained injuries in the crash.

It took over four months after the incident for Suggs to be arrested by Summit County Sheriff’s deputies. He was taken into custody at his home on Florida Avenue in Akron on Monday, December 11th. Suggs is currently being held at the Summit County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Restating the key facts, Sirvonte Suggs, an 18-year-old man from Akron, has been indicted by the Summit County Grand Jury on multiple charges, including aggravated murder and felonious assault, for his alleged involvement in a fatal shooting on I-77. The incident occurred in August and resulted in the death of Marquise Banks. Suggs was arrested over four months later and is being held on a $1 million bond at the Summit County Jail.