December 20, 2014

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3 arrested for lying to police about murder, public help sought

LORAIN — Police said Thursday the shots that killed 18-year-old Marquis McCall on June 22 came from inside a Gold Taurus. Investigators believe four young men were inside the vehicle at the time.

Surveillance video caught these four men walking shortly after the shooting, and police said Thursday they believe these men are responsible for the teenager’s death.

“In my opinion, there’s no doubt, those people in that video are responsible for Marquis McCall’s murder,” said Lorain detective Buddy Sivert. “Those guys are responsible, and people know who they are, and no one’s coming forward, so they’re just going to let these people get away with murder.”

Police are still looking to identify and question the people in the video.

Police previously said they had identified some but not all of the individuals in the video.

Three Lorain residents, Maurice Palmer, 19, Jacquaya Harvey, 19, and Bohannon Miller, 20, are in jail for lying to police about the investigation. Palmer and Harvey have been charged with obstructing justice for allegedly lying to police. Miller is being held on an unrelated theft charge but is expected to also be charged with obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, in the future, said Lorain Det. Buddy Sivert.

Also injured in the drive-by was 17-year-old Craig Roberson of Lorain. He was grazed in the leg. Police are still offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people involved with McCall’s death.

Read Friday’s Chronicle for more on this story.