Saturday, June 02, 2012


Elyria – An Elyria man was shot late Friday night in the parking lot of Shopway on Lake Ave.

Police received the call around midnight Friday of a shooting at the Shopway store at the corner of Lake Ave and Furnace Street. While Officers were responding they were told a beige Concorde was seen leaving the scene with the victim in the back seat.

Officers spotted and stopped the vehicle on Lake Ave near Express Lane Oil Change. A female driver was questioned by Police while LifeCare Paramedics treated the victim in the back seat.

The victim, Antonio Ward, was treated and transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital. He has since been released.

Police were searching the area for a black male that had fled on foot down Furnace Street when they received a call of a black male that had jumped into the back seat of a Jeep Cherokee at 5 Points and was heading towards Lake Ave from West River Road. The Jeep turned onto Lake Ave and headed towards the Police Station and was stopped by Officers near where the Concorde was stopped.

Officers ordered all of the occupants out of the car at gunpoint. The driver, Kathy Mosby, was the first out of the car and then her mother from the front passenger seat. Officers asked if there was anyone else in the car and she said her son was in the back seat – he was then ordered out of the car and secured.

Officers asked Mosby if her son had jumped into her car at 5 Points she said no. Later she told Police that he did jump in the car but on Foster Ave. Mosby said her son told her he had just “maced” people and wanted to get home.

Police arrested Mosby’s son for underage drinking. He was taken to the station and later released to her.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.


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