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Probe into Elyria non-fatal police shooting goes to prosecutor

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    Two Elyria police officers were involved in a shooting on the second floor of an appartment building at 120 Riverside Court.

    KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County Sheriff's Office investigation into the non-fatal Oct. 30 shooting of a Riverside Court man by two Elyria police officers is expected to be handed over today to the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office.

Lorain County sheriff's Det. Capt. Donald Barker said Monday the report is expected to be on Prosecutor Dennis Will's desk today.

Elyria police Sgt. Jacob D. Webber and Officer Anthony J. Weber were involved in the Oct. 30 shooting after going to an apartment complex at 120 Riverside Court.

Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting. Both have returned to regular duty, according to Elyria Police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino.

The night of the shooting, Richard Carlton allegedly was causing a disturbance that resulted in neighbors calling 911. Officers arrived but could not make contact with Carlton, authorities said.

As the officers went to find an apartment manager with a key, Carlton came out of his apartment and allegedly pointed a firearm at them. The officers retreated and subsequently shot Carlton at least once, authorities said.

Carlton also had to be shocked with a Taser device to be brought under control, according to Elyria police. After being hospitalized for treatment, he was charged with two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies, and jailed.

Carlton, who turned 28 on Nov. 19, remains in the Lorain County Jail on $1 million cash bond, according to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. Additional or amended charges are possible against him once the case is presented to a Lorain County grand jury.

Sgt. Webber also was involved in a fatal July 2012 police-involved shooting on West River Road North. A grand jury cleared him and two other officers of any wrongdoing in that incident, which was ruled justified.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.


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