October 20, 2014

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Men arrested in 2009 Lorain homicide

LORAIN — Police arrested two men in connection with the 2009 homicide of Marquis McCall.

McCall, 18, was gunned down in June of 2009 while he was walking on West 13th Street and Long Avenue. He died of a gunshot to the chest.

After witnesses stepped forward with more information, police were able to arrest two men in Canton Wednesday that they believe were responsible for McCall’s death.

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Larry Blake, 28, was charged with aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, having weapons under disability, tampering with evidence and felonious assault.

Dale Atkinson, 22, was charged with obstructing justice.

Bohannon Miller, 23, is incarcerated in Lorain County after he was arrested as part of a gang sweep in 2010.
He will be additionally charged for his part in the shooting with aggravated murder, attempted murder, having weapons under disability, tampering with evidence and felonious assault.

Lorain police Det. Buddy Sivert said after a three-year investigation, Miller was identified as the shooter, and the other two men were in the car involved in the drive-by shooting. He said the shooting was gang-related, but he did not believe McCall was involved in a gang.

McCall was shot in retaliation to the shooting of Christopher Hill — a 16-year-old south side resident who was shot earlier in the day.

“They were looking for anyone on the west side to shoot. I believe if there were two women they would shoot them,” he said.

Read Thursday’s Chronicle for more on this story.