November 1, 2014

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Suspect in custody after shots fired in Elyria backyard

An Elyria police detective talks to a 17 year-old being held for questioning on 12th Street in Elyria after shots were fired at people sitting on a porch on Friday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

An Elyria police detective talks to a 17 year-old being held for questioning on 12th Street in Elyria after shots were fired at people sitting on a porch on Friday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police have a teenager in custody after shots were fired in a backyard Friday afternoon.

Witnesses told police that a group of people was sitting in a backyard in the area of 12th Street and West Avenue when a male entered the backyard with a gun. The male started yelling at the group and then fired shots at them, witnesses told police.

Everyone in the backyard took off running, and no injuries were immediately reported, police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

Police saw someone matching the description of the shooter running northbound and caught him on 12th Street and Middle Avenue, Costantino said.

A 17-year-old male was taken into custody for questioning. Police found a 9 mm bullet in the teen’s pocket, Costantino said. The gun has not been located.


  • Sis Delish

    Shades of things to come for the construction crews who will work on the Middle Avenue project.

  • John Davidson

    Nothing new for Elyria. This is why the city is falling into a bottomless pit.

  • Bill

    Great job EPD and LCS.

    • Mark B

      If they were doing such a great job , this stuff woldnt be happening in the first place

      • Bill

        You’re an idiot. How in the hell are they going to stop some thug from wandering into someones backyard and popping off a few rounds.

  • Simon Jester

    But at least we’re working on the city’s image, right??

    • SniperFire

      It will be a new tourism hotspot just as soon as the interchange is built on Rt. 57.

  • Godfather

    were they all black?

    • golfingirl

      Are you?

      • http://comradealan.com/ Alan Pugh

        Best thing you can do is flag troll posts. Disqus doesn’t have a block feature for users, only for moderators, so it’s best to flag every post in which they troll and hope the CT mods ban them.
        Unfortunately, though, based on the posts by Sis Delish over the past few weeks, I’d say the mods are asleep here.

        • Sis Delish

          Alan comes here because his Own blog has no readership, his own blog has no readership, his own blog has NO readership.

          Now, get back to your desk job and I won’t tell Dan Gilbert you are using his company time to play Blog Boy.

      • Tina Miller

        Apparently you calling him out makes everyone on this page is in an interracial relationship. He seams to have a very closed mind. I agree with you golfingirl!!!!

    • Tina Miller

      Does it really matter what color they were? Black, purple, orange, green. Color doesn’t matter it’s the fact that the people who did this does not know the first thing about gun safety or…they just didn’t really care if another human being was injured or killed in the process of their stupidity!!!

      • Godfather

        It does matter. Not to you, because you probably are one.

        Your comments would surely confirm this is the case.

        • Tina Miller

          One what? Racists? NO I have a lot of friends that are black. So I don’t know what in the world you are talking about that I am one!

          • Godfather

            You and goofygirl are like two parasites.

            You read and regurgitate what the other says.

        • Tina Miller

          You show me where I have repeated anything. You are real man to be calling names. I NEVER CALLED NAMES! Have respect, you don’t know me or anything about me so you have no right to be calling names!

      • Tina Miller

        Jeanna Taella thanks for the update on the Godfather now I know!!!!

  • SniperFire

    Perhaps if Elyria could just elect a few more Democrat politicians and rule unchalleged for another decade or so, we could be just like…. oh, I dunno….. Detroit?

    • golfingirl

      I move to rename the City of Elyria……. “Little Detroit.”

      Mayor Brinda should offer such a proclamation to change the name at her next State of the City Address.

    • Sis Delish

      Why waste the money on elections when you already know the results?

      Detroit was “Motown”, Elyria could be “NoTown”.

    • John Boy

      I would go with Lower Detroit for Elyira and Lorain can change to South Detroit. You don’t want to leave them out the politicians might get offended.

  • Tina Miller

    Well if they were to rename Elyria and Lorain after Detroit then I guess the officers would have to start patrolling the school halls with bullet proof vests on just like Detroit! I vote NO

    • Tina Miller

      There isn’t a town in the US that doesn’t have some kind of criminal activity. Some towns just know how to keep it hidden better than others!

      • Mark B

        Most other citys don’t have the amount of Government housing as Elyria , and well you know what that brings to town .

        • Tina Miller

          This may be true but, every town has crime! Not just Elyria and Lorain! I was born and raised in both cities, has the crime rate went up, absolutely but, so has birth rate therefore crime increases as well!

      • SniperFire

        ‘There isn’t a town in the US that doesn’t have some kind of criminal activity. ‘

        Ergo, Elyria’s debauchery is no different than any other town?

        Nice logical fallacy. Fail.

  • oldchick57

    Instead of complaining join a neighborhood watch. The City had a terrible turn out for it at the April 5th meeting. Also, I have been wanting a nuisance law. Start writing the parents citations for their unruly children and enforce the curfew.

    • Mark B

      The only thing that goes on at a block watch meeting is neighbors complaining about each other.

  • bdid.d

    What? Shooting in Elyria…. if it was Westlake, they would have called in 5 other departments, SWAT, homeland security….

    • Mark B

      That’s right , but here in Hellyria its just another day here , nothing to see just move on .

    • Sis Delish

      Its a simple difference between an Administration run by Business-Minded people (Westlake) who aim to do what is on every Police Department Vehicle: “Serve and Protect vs. the alternative, which in Elyria is Self-Service.

      So, get gunned up, apply for your CCL, then tell the folks in your neighborhood watch to do the same.

      Until folks in a Democrat-run towns get this, the lunatics will run the asylums.

      • bdid.d

        I already have my CCW! Let these fools come in my backyard!