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Homicide Suspect, Darius Ramey surrenders to police

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    Darius Ramey

    HANDOUT PHOTO FROM LORAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

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A 16-year-old Lorain resident has turned himself into police in connection with a shooting death on July 11.

Darius Ramey, who has been identified by Lorain police as a suspect in the death of Kenneth Shinafelt turned himself into police at 1 p.m. Friday.

Shinafelt, 31, was found shot on Reeves Avenue near West 23rd Street July 11 and died from his injuries early July 12 at MetroHeath in Cleveland.

Ramey's attorney, Anthony Baker, said Ramey hasn't been officially charged in relation the Shinafelt's death but he expects they'll be coming.

"This is a complicated case," he said. "It's going to be different and won't be black and white but I can tell you that Darius doesn't seem like the kind of kid who would just pick up a gun and shoot someone for no reason."

Baker said he couldn't speak to why Ramey chose to turn himself into police over a week after the shooting but the police investigation would be able to fill in more details.

Police Lt. Ed Super said Ramey was being held on a juvenile probation violation and charges in relation to the homicide would be forth coming.

The Chronicle-Telegram generally does not name juveniles but police released his name and photograph during their search for him and said he was armed and dangerous.



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