Jackson Township motel shooting victim identified, homicide suspect appears in court




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  • 2022-06-28 16:27:38Z
  • By The Repository
A Canton man was gunned down outside a motel room at the Rodeway Inn, located on Sunset Strip Avenue NW in Jackson Township, on Sunday.
A Canton man was gunned down outside a motel room at the Rodeway Inn, located on Sunset Strip Avenue NW in Jackson Township, on Sunday.  

JACKSON TWP. - A man shot to death outside the Rodeway Inn on Sunday night has been identified as 35-year-old Tyrone Barboza of Canton.

He was killed in the motel parking lot along Sunset Strip Avenue NW.

Cortez W. Watson, 37, of Canton has been charged with murder, felonious assault and having weapons under disability. He made his initial appearance Tuesday in Massillon Municipal Court and remains held on a $500,000 bond.

The victim's name appeared in court paperwork.

Jackson Township police are working with state investigators on the case.

A man shot to death Sunday night outside a Jackson Township motel has been identified as 35-year-old Tyrone Barboza.
A man shot to death Sunday night outside a Jackson Township motel has been identified as 35-year-old Tyrone Barboza.  

No motive or additional information was available as of Tuesday afternoon.

A 911 caller described the scene to a police dispatcher saying: "I've got a male laying in my parking lot that looks severely injured. … He's not responsive."

Barboza was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

More: Canton man charged with murder following fatal shooting in Jackson Township

Jackson Township police, Stark County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Service and the Canton FBI Safe Streets Task Force assisted in Watson's arrest on Monday.

Watson is set to appear in Massillon Municipal Court in front of Judge Edward Elum next week for a preliminary hearing.

Reach Cassandra cnist@gannett.com; Follow on Twitter @Cassienist

This article originally appeared on The Repository: Jackson Township motel shooting victim identified

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