August 30, 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…

Suspect charged in shooting that wounded 18-year-old

Elyria firefighters and police officers investigate the scene of shooting Wednesday on 15th Street right off Middle Avenue. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Elyria police have identified and charged a suspect in a shooting on 16th Street last night. Tony Carter Jr., 24, was charged with felonious assault and child endangerment after being arrested at his apartment on 1879 Turner Blvd. on Wednesday evening. Police say he fired three shots, hitting 18-year-old Andre Jackson in the Read More…

UPDATE: Man shot in leg in Elyria

Elyria firefighters and police officers investigate the scene of shooting Wednesday on 15th Street right off Middle Avenue. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The identify of an 18-year-old man shot in the right leg around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday is expected to be released today. The man suffered a non-life-threatening wound after being shot outside a home at 308 16th St., between Middle and West avenues, according to police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino. The man was hospitalized Read More…

Man takes plea deal in March 2011 slaying

ELYRIA — One of four men accused in the March 2011 shooting death of Jason Smith of Lorain after a botched robbery pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges in exchange for his promise to cooperate with prosecutors. Aaron Rodriguez, 21, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification that carries Read More…

Wilkes Villa shooting sends man to hospital

ELYRIA — A shooting Thursday in Wilkes Villa is under investigation, according to Elyria police. At 2:15 a.m. Thursday, police went to the 100 block of Bohannon Court for a victim that was bleeding from his left shoulder and arm. The man, Edward Hopkins, 30, of Elyria, said he was visiting the mother of his Read More…

Elyria man accidentally shoots self, kills cat

ELYRIA — An accidental shooting Thursday led to an injury and the death of a cat, according to Elyria police. Police were dispatched to the 100 block of College Park Drive at 8:47 a.m. for a man who had accidentally shot himself in the hand. The victim, Charles Cantley, 51, was reportedly unloading a magazine Read More…

Lorain man faces charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at cops

LORAIN — Jarelle Guice was charged Thursday with attempted murder for allegedly firing at Lorain police officers trying to arrest him in connection with a domestic violence incident June 3, his attorney said. Lawyer Mike Duff said Guice, who was shot by police following a brief standoff, now will be held in the Lorain County Read More…

Columbia Station man shot

COLUMBIA STATION — A Columbia Station man was shot in the torso on Thursday, but so far deputies have no idea how it happened. Lorain County Sheriff’s Capt. John Reiber said Robert Rothacker, 65, was in his backyard on Brokaw Road when he was shot about 8:45 p.m. Rothacker’s wife rushed him to St. John Read More…