Funeral service honors N.Ky. father, son killed in Copley Twp. rampage

LAKESIDE PARK, Ky. - Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for the father and son from Walton, Ky. who were among seven people shot and killed during a shooting rampage outside of Akron, Ohio.

The memorial service for 51-year-old Craig Dieter and his 11-year-old son, Scott will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Dixie Highway in Lakeside Park.

They were killed during a visit to the Akron suburb of Copley Township when a family argument over an unexpected guest escalated into a shooting spree .

Neighbors say the gunman, Michael Hance, sought out Scott Dieter, who was hiding in a darkened room, to kill him.

Investigators now say they've found evidence that Hance was facing financial challenges before the shooting rampage. They have found letters about debt renegotiations and a debt settlement among Hance's belongings.

On Thursday night, Scott's classmates held a private 'moment of silence' for him outside their school. Those classmates and other friends are running a lemonade stand to start raising the $1,000 they estimate they'll need to create a memorial to Scott and his father and help their family pay for funeral expenses.

We'll have the services for Craig and Scott Dieter covered for you with updates here at WCPO.com and with stories starting on 9 News at 5 p.m.

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