Friday, July 16, 2010


Elyria – While Elyria Police were still dealing with the shooting on Broad Street they received calls of 5 gunshots in the area of Westway Gardens off Infirmary Road.

When Officers arrived they spotted a black male running on Melvyn Lane towards Infirmary Road.

Other Officers were traveling on Allen Street towards Infirmary Road behind an unknown vehicle.

Officers observed an unknown short black male walking Eastbound on Infirmary on the South side of the roadway. The male was wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans and was sweating profusely, while looking nervously towards Officers. Officers believed the male had been involved in the shooting.

The male crossed the street and was approximately 100 feet in front of Officers. Officer Figula Jr. yelled for the male to stop. The male turned back, then ran into the backyards between 700 block of Infirmary Road and the 1000 block of Melvyn. The male was reaching into his waistband, grabbing at something, while looking back at Officers. Officers Figula Jr. and Widmer drove into the backyards. The male continued while Officers drove after him. The male kept reaching into his waistband. The male cut up towards Infirmary. Officer Widmer drove around and Officer Figula Jr. exited the vehicle. Officers lost sight of the male.

Officers went into the 1000 block of Melvyn and observed an unknown black male entering a vehicle in a driveway across from Officers. This vehicle backed out of the drive. Officers Widmer and Figula Jr. were to the East and Officers Straub and Constantino were to the West. The vehicle quickly backed from the driveway and began traveling towards Straub and Constantino at a high rate of speed. Officers were yelling for the vehicle to stop.

The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed at Officers causing them to have to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The vehicle then disappeared from sight as Officers ran back towards their Police vehicles.

The vehicle was not located. Officers were unable to locate any items the male may have discarded. Officers also located no shooting victims or any other further information.


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