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Sheriff's investigator: Gun found in car in connection with police shooting

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    FILE -- The Chevrolet Impala involved in a police shooting Tuesday at the East Avenue Marathon. Isaiah Robinson, the owner of the vehicle, was taken to Mercy Health Lorain Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

    BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE

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ELYRIA — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that a gun was found in the car that was involved in an Elyria police shooting at the East Avenue Marathon gas station last week.

Sheriff’s Capt. Heath Tester said detectives are writing up the report on the officer-involved shooting, which killed one person.

The camera footage available has been scanned, Tester said, and the officer interviews are finished. The reports of the on-scene witness interviews have been picked up as well.

On July 2, officers pulled over a vehicle at the East Avenue Marathon gas station that was suspected to contain those involved at a shooting at an apartment on Park Meadow Lane. Police said an occupant pointed a weapon at officers, at which point they fired.

Isaiah Robinson, the owner of the vehicle, was taken to Mercy Health Lorain Hospital, where he died of his injuries. According to police radio traffic released Wednesday, Robinson was the one who pointed a gun at police.

The second man in the car, Damon Battles, 39, was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and was released last Wednesday.

Elyria Patrolmen Charles McArthur and Alan Kubas were identified as the officers involved in the shooting. They are on paid administrative leave, per department policy after a shooting. Kubas was hired in January 2017 and McArthur in August 2012.

Contact Laina Yost at (440) 329-7121 or lyost@chroniclet.com.


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