July 28, 2014

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Attorney: Alleged Avon shooter in jail on ‘terrorists’ bond

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AVON LAKE — Accused shooter Ryan Raider returned to Lorain County Jail on Thursday after an Avon Lake Municipal Court judge refused to lower his bond. Raider’s attorney, Ross Haffey, asked Judge Darrel Bilancini to lower Raider’s bond because he said the shooting was accidental. He said the $500,000 bond is an amount that usually Read More…

Roommate tells police gun that fatally shot Brandon Smith went off while falling

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AVON – Ryan Raider allegedly shot his roommate Brandon Smith while Smith was lying in bed with his girlfriend, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. Smith’s girlfriend, Emily Markel, told police that they had been out drinking earlier in the evening, and Smith and Raider had been Read More…

Listen: Girlfriend of fatally shot man tells dispatchers roommate was ‘messing with a gun’

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AVON — The girlfriend of Brandon Smith, the man who police said was fatally shot by his roommate Saturday night, frantically pleaded with a 911 dispatcher to send rescue crews during the nearly eight-minute-long phone call. She said Smith, 29, and his roommate Ryan Raider, 25, who has been charged with Smith’s death, were drinking Read More…