A SHOCKED NEIGHBORHOOD MOURNS
Neighbors surrounding Granny D’s Pizza Shop woke up this morning to the tragic news that David Kowalczyk, was shot and killed late last night.
Lorain Police say that they received the shots fired call at 11:45pm Saturday night. Officer’s and LifeCare Ambulance Paramedics responded to Granny D’s at 854 East Erie Ave only to find that Kowalczyk had died. Police reports say that when Officers arrived the scene they surrounded the building and upon entry they discovered that a “crime of violence” had occurred. The building along with the immediate area was cordoned off and a search including a K-9 unit began for any possible suspects.
The Lorain Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Paul Matus said that Kowalczyk, 43 of Lorain, died from a gunshot wound. The death has been ruled a homicide and is under investigation.
One of the people stopping by the pizza shop just to be there said she is saddened by the news. Dawn Stevens grew up on Colorado Ave, right around the corner from the pizza shop. “I came down here last night and was with the family I guess just to see if there was anything that I could do. They were so nice to everyone in the area and they had great subs too. The man was very kind to me whenever I would go in and get my food.”
Flowers and notes have been placed on the door and doorstep, neighbors and friends just showing their support.