April 25, 2014

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Attendee of anti-violence rally jumped while going home

LORAIN — Jose Ramos said he was jumped on his way home from an anti-violence rally Tuesday.Ramos, 24, of Lorain said he attended a prayer vigil honoring

Jose Gonzalez, the 47-year-old neighborhood grocer gunned down Friday during a robbery.

Just 15 minutes after he was part of the crowd that shouted pledges to stop violent crime in Lorain, Ramos said he was attacked on East 28th Street near Apple Avenue by three men — one of whom had a gun.

“They didn’t shoot, but they brandished a gun. I got pushed down and had some scrapes and abrasions,” he said. “I wasn’t surprised because this was the city, but I was angry because nobody was arrested. You’d expect somebody would go to jail if they were waving a gun around and attacked you.”

Ramos was treated and released at CHP Regional Medical Center and police caught up with the three men whom Ramos knew and identified by name minutes later on Broadway.

The 17-year-old attacker was cited and released to his grandmother, but two others — ages 17 and 18 — weren’t charged, the report said. Ramos told police that the boy who was charged has made threats against his family in the past.