April 24, 2014

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Police ID man shot and killed overnight, seek suspect

Adams

Adams

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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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003810515864 Ja’Mookus Shabazz

    Oh, well.

    • victoriabartkiewiczstansberry

      this goes in response to you Mr.Shabazz ( if that’s your real name)

      I hope that wasn’t an “oh,well” cause someone got shot and killed cause really that’s a pretty cold hearted thing to say.
      I KNOW THE VICTIM PERSONALLY that man that was a victim is someone’s father, someone’s son, someone’s coworker who will be greatly missed. HOW DARE YOU BE SO DISRESPECTFUL LIKE THAT!!!! I HOPE THAT YOU NEVER LOSE SOMEONE LIKE THAT BECAUSE IF SOMEONE MADE THAT COMMENT ABOUT SOMEONE THAT YOU CARE ABOUT YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT. SHAME ON YOU !!! Guess you were never taught manners or respect for other people

      • Joyce Wagner Partin

        Well said. It is a shame no one has regards to some ones life these days. I am sorry you had to lose you friend this way.

  • TNB

    Typical night in da hood. Nothing to see here.

  • JW

    well JUST WANT TO SAY. iAM FROM MR.COATS HOMETOWN. THIS MAN LEFT HOME AT A EARLY AGE TO SEEK A BETTER WAY OF LIFE. AND HE ALWAYS RETURN HOME TO CHECK ON HIS MOTHER AND FAMILY MEMBERS. IT A SHAME THAT SOMEONE WOULD TAKE ANOTHER ONE LIFE.RIP

  • G2

    Is there like an A.P.B. on this Adams guy? Is he from Elyria? What was he driving? Where was he last seen?

  • MS

    They arrested him this afternoon on Sherwood Drive