July 31, 2015

Elyria
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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…

Source: Fed’s gun used in San Francisco pier shooting

SAN FRANCISCO — A law enforcement official says the weapon used in the shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent — the latest twist in a case that has become a flashpoint in the country’s debate over immigration. The official, who had been briefed on the matter, Read More…

UPDATE: No evidence found of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

WASHINGTON — Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago. D.C. police said a woman called from inside a Navy Yard building to report that she Read More…

Two hospitalized after Lorain shooting

LORAIN — Two men were hospitalized early Thursday after they were shot at an after-hours liquor establishment hidden in a house. Police received a call at 3:11 a.m. Thursday about shots fired at a house on 123 E. 19th St. When they arrived, officers found 15 to 20 people, all of whom claimed to not Read More…