September 22, 2014

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VIDEO: Lorain police need help IDing murder suspects

Story corrected on July 8, 2009.

LORAIN — Surveillance video may have caught four suspects involved in the June 22 murder of a Lorain teenager, and police are asking the public for help in identifying them.

Police said they’ve already identified some of the four males seen in the video but said they can’t yet release how many were identified or who they are.

Marquis McCall, 18, was shot in the chest and killed around 10:17 p.m. June 22 during a drive-by at West 13th Street and Long Avenue while with a group of six to seven other males.

A vehicle approached the group and opened fire. Seventeen-year-old Craig Roberson of Lorain was grazed in the leg.

“We have video of four suspects in (McCall’s murder) walking shortly after the shooting,” said Lorain Sgt. Mark Carpentiere. “They passed an area that had some surveillance cameras. We’ve been able to identify some of them, but not all of them.”

Police also aren’t yet prepared to comment on the ages of the suspects or where they were caught on videotape. Carpentiere did say the suspects are Lorain residents.

“Some people have already come forward with information to help identify some of the suspects,” he said, declining to comment on whether witnesses were shown the video.

Police have also withheld a description of the vehicle involved in the shooting so far, citing the possibility of tainting witness accounts.

McCall’s friend, 16-year-old Christopher Hill, was also shot in the face earlier the same night in the same neighborhood. Hill died the next day in a Cleveland hospital.

Marlo Sanford, 20, of Lorain, was arrested June 27 and charged with murder for Hill’s death. Sanford is being held on a $2.5 million bond.

Anyone with information on the males in the video are asked to call Detective Buddy Sivert at (440) 204-2137. A $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved with McCall’s murder is still being offered by police, Carpentiere said.

Contact Alicia Castelli at 329-7144 or acastelli@chroniclet.com.