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Lorain man charged with shooting


LORAIN — A Lorain man accused of shooting a neighbor in the head about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 3900 block of Gary Avenue faces a felonious assault charge.

Julian Bailey turned himself in Wednesday, police said. Bailey is accused of firing several shots from a pistol at a group of neighbors and grazing resident Adrian Pennington in the forehead with one of the bullets. The 22-year-old Pennington was treated and released Monday from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

The shooting occurred after a fight on the street involving Bailey, his girlfriend, Jalisa Spates, and neighbors, according to a police report. Darla Bailey, Julian Bailey’s mother, said her son tried to break up the fight by shocking neighbors with a stun gun later recovered by police.

Witnesses told The Chronicle-Telegram Sunday that Pennington broke up the fight and another man took the stun gun from Julian Bailey. They said Bailey retreated to his front yard and then began firing across the street at the residents.

A witness said in the police report that he saw Julian Bailey kneel and fire six shots. A woman then came out of the house and said, “You’re hot. You gotta get outta here,” according to the witness.

Spates, 23, of the 3900 block of Gary Avenue, was arrested and charged with obstructing justice Monday. Police accused her of lying about Julian Bailey’s whereabouts.

Bailey, 24, is free on a $25,000 bond. He is due in Lorain Municipal Court at 1:30 p.m. June 20.

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