August 22, 2014

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2 Lorain men arrested following overnight shootings

LORAIN — Two Lorain men were arrested after they were tied to at least three shooting incidents overnight.

Goshen

Goshen

Hampton

Hampton

Alton Goshen, 20, and Karis Hampton, 33, were arrested about 4:30 or 5 a.m., according to Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere. A short chase preceded their arrest, Carpentiere said, but he didn’t have details about it.

Goshen is charged with reckless operation, obstruction official business, resisting arrest, fleeing officers, carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Hampton is charged with obstructing official business.

Reports for two of the three shooting incidents are currently available, and Carpentiere said the third would be available shortly.

Police were first called to the area of West 14th Street and Brownell Avenue a little before 2 a.m.

A woman told police she saw several males walking in the street and knew there would be trouble so she brought several small children inside, according to a police report. The woman said one of the men pulled out a handgun and began shooting toward 1354 Brownell.

The resident at 1354 Brownell said she was inside when she heard multiple shots. Officers found seven bullet holes in the home, plus a window shattered. The bullet holes in the east and north sides of the home appeared to differ in size, according to the report.

At 3:45 a.m. police were called to 1059 W. 11th St. for shots fired into a home there.

At least 15 bullet holes were found in the home, according to a police report.

No details were yet available on the third possible shooting.

Following the first incident, a woman told police she believed her boyfriend, who is the brother of the resident whose home was fired at, was feuding with Goshen and has exchanged shots with him a number of times. She also said she believed her boyfriend has brought in people from Pennsylvania to aid him in the ongoing feud.

The resident at 1354 Brownell, however, said she knows Goshen and said the man she saw shooting was not him, according to the report.

The homeowner in the second incident said her son was having issues with the same man the previous woman had identified as her boyfriend. The son, however, told officers he didn’t know anyone by that name, the report said.