August 31, 2015

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UPDATED: TV reporter, cameraman killed on the air in Virginia; suspect hospitalized after crash

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…

Shot fired at Lorain home in what resident says is family dispute

LORAIN — A car pulled up to a house on Dewitt Street and one shot was fired Tuesday afternoon, according to sheriff’s office reports. At 5:07 p.m., two callers reported the sound of gunfire at 607 Dewitt St. The callers said they saw a silver BMW and a tan-and-black SUV driving away, according to Lorain Read More…

Lorain man wounded by shot fired at bar

LORAIN — A Lorain man said he was shot inside Mutt & Jeff’s, a bar at 3700 Oberlin Ave., about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Montrel Church, 23, of Lorain, was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Saturday morning, a nursing supervisor said Sunday. Church said he was walking from the back of the Read More…

Shooting spree in movie theater leaves three dead, including suspect

LAFAYETTE, La. — A gunman sitting in a packed movie theater stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of “Trainwreck” and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others before fatally shooting himself, authorities said. The gunman initially tried escaping Thursday night by blending into the fleeing crowd, but Read More…

Man treated, released in Lorain shooting

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LORAIN — A 21-year-old man was found shot in a home at 408 Florida Ave. after police were called at 6:10 p.m. Sunday. Cody Shafer was briefly hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. A nursing supervisor said Sunday night that Shafer was being treated and was about to be released. “We were just sitting Read More…

Lorain man shot in head

LORAIN — The shooting of a man in a house at 408 Florida Ave. was under investigation Sunday evening. Police received a call about 6:10 p.m. of a man shot in the head. Neighbor Devona Skaggs said the man was taken from the home by paramedics on a stretcher and was conscious. She said another Read More…

Williams receives mandatory sentence in Spraggins killing — 18 years to life

ELYRIA – Jordan Williams was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in prison for fatally shooting Antonio Spraggins in January 2014. Neither Williams, 26, nor Spraggins’ family spoke in court before Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny handed down the mandatory sentence on the murder and reckless homicide charges that a jury convicted Williams of earlier Read More…

Closing arguments scheduled in Colorado theater shooting

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial have one last chance to convince jurors that gunman James Holmes was either a cold, calculating killer or a man so overcome by psychosis that he could no longer tell right from wrong. Closing arguments in the first phase of Holmes’ death penalty trial are Read More…

Elyria man treated and released after shooting

LifeCare, Elyria Police and fire load a male into an ambulance after a reported shooting at an apartment complex at Oberlin and South Maple in Elyria. The male was transported from West Avenue, a short distance from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was treated and released from the hospital Monday after being shot during a confrontation near Oberlin Town Homes. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said 32-year-old Justy Ballard Jr., who also goes by the name “T-Rex,” was wounded in the shooting, which took place shortly before officers were sent to the Read More…

UPDATED: One hospitalized after Elyria shooting; gun recovered

LifeCare, Elyria Police and fire load a male into an ambulance after a reported shooting at an apartment complex at Oberlin and South Maple in Elyria. The male was transported from West Avenue, a short distance from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – An Elyria man was wounded by gunfire this morning during a confrontation near Oberlin Town Homes. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said Justy Ballard, who is also known as “T-Rex,” sustained non-life-threatening injuries and has been taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Costantino said the shooting involved three other people, one of Read More…