September 1, 2014

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Man in serious condition after shooting outside Lorain bar

LORAIN — Police are investigating a shooting Sunday near Biggy’s Pub that left a Lorain man in serious condition at the hospital.

At 12:05 a.m. officers were sent to the bar for a large fight in which one man was shot several times. The man, Jon Jackson Jr., 30, was found stumbling on the street near the parking lot of Biggy’s Pub, where he later fell to the ground, according to a police report.

Police said Jackson had two bullet wounds in his thigh and hip. Doctors at Mercy Regional Medical Center, where Jackson was later transferred, told police several other gunshot wounds were found.

Police said Jackson was uncooperative with officers and refused to say who had shot him.

Jackson was transferred to Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was listed in serious condition Monday afternoon.

Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and observed a black male in his early 20s, wearing dark clothing, holding a gun in the parking lot of Biggy’s. The man was reportedly with three other men, according to the report.

An officer followed the alleged shooter, who left in a white SUV from the scene, but police lost track of the vehicle after it went over railroad tracks at Oberlin Avenue.

Police spokesman Lt. Roger Watkins said no arrests have been made yet, but officers are actively investigating.

According to court documents, Jackson is awaiting sentencing on possession of cocaine, having weapons while under disability, using weapons while intoxicated, inducing panic, obstructing official business and discharging a firearm in the city charges.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.