Monday, June 03, 2013


Elyria Police released a statement this morning in reference to the shooting on Tattersal Court last night.

Police say they received calls of shots being fired in the area of #1 Tattersal Court around 10:49pm Sunday night. When Officers arrived they found a white car had crashed into an electrical box in the area of Lake Ave and West River. Inside the vehicle, Officers located a person who had been shot. Police identified the victim as 48 year old Anthony L Coats.

LifeCare Paramedics and Elyria Firefighters treated Mr. Coats at the scene and transported him to Elyria Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Elyria Police, along with Troopers from the State Patrol and Deputies from The Sheriff’s Department searched a home on West River where witnesses thought he ran to – but he was not located in the home. 

As part of their investigating, Officers interviewed witnesses and have identified the suspect in the shooting as 42 year old Tove D. Adams.

Warrants have been signed against Mr. Adams for Murder and Felonious Assault. Police ask that if anyone sees Mr. Adams or know his whereabouts to please contact the Elyria Police Department at 440.323.3302.

Police say that Mr. Adams should be considered ARMED & DANGEROUS.

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