June 24, 2016


Police ID man shot and killed overnight, seek suspect



ELYRIA — Police have identified the man shot and killed Sunday night as 48-year-old Anthony Coats and are seeking a man they believe to be the shooter.

Tove Adams, 42, is facing murder and felonious assault charges in connection with the shooting of Coats, who was found wounded inside a vehicle that had crashed into an electrical utility box in the area of Lake Avenue and West River Road around 10:49 p.m.

Coats was taken to EMH Elyria Medical Center, where he died.

Anyone with information on Adams, who police warned is armed and dangerous, should contact Elyria police at (440) 323-3302,

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