Friday, November 19, 2010


Elyria – One teenager suffered a gunshot to his neck after being shot at on Lake Ave near Dewey Street early Friday morning. Police say the wound is “non-fatal gunshot wound.”

The time was 2:13 a.m. and Elyria Police Officer J. Figula was parked in the lot at Paul’s Drive Thru on Lake Ave observing traffic flow when he saw two cars traveling on Adams Street and it appeared that one was chasing the other. The two vehicles then turned onto Lake Ave and Figula reported that he saw an unidentified male sitting in the driver’s side rear passenger window. He described the male as being outside of the vehicle seated in the window lying across the roof of the car. The suspect was firing multiple shots into the first car. The shots were being fired in the direction of Officer Figula who took cover inside of his patrol car.

The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling onto Dewey while the victim’s car continued south on Lake towards town. Although Police searched the area for the suspect vehicle they were unable to locate the car.

The victim’s car was spotted on West Ave near the Police station. Officers found three teenagers inside of the car including the 16 year old driver who had gunshot wound to the back of his neck. LifeCare Paramedics responded and treated the victim at the scene before transporting him to Elyria Memorial Hospital.

Police Detectives are now trying to piece together what led up to the chase and shooting. Police believe that there were two to three suspects inside of the vehicle that they describe as a newer model blue in color midsize with tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the incident are asked to contact the Elyria Police Department at 440.323.3302.

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