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Elyria police seek suspect in Sunday shooting

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    Sam Killings Jr.



ELYRIA – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Sam Killings Jr., who shot another man twice on Sunday and is considered armed and dangerous.

Juan Kimbro, 48, from Elyria, was taken to the hospital Sunday night after being shot in the arm and the rear end, Capt. Chris Costantino said.

The shooting happened at 211 Lake Ave., where Kimbro was staying with friends, Costantino said. Killings ran off after firing the shots, police said.

Killings made news in October when he was arrested for allegedly firing off two shots in the area of Middle Avenue and 10th Street, Costantino said. He told police at the time that he just wanted to go hunting.

Calls came in about the shooting at about 8:36 a.m. Oct. 14. When police arrived, Killings was complied with police orders to drop his weapons. Costantino said he had a loaded shotgun and additional ammunition.

He was charged with discharging a firearm near prohibited areas, having weapons under disability, using weapons while intoxicated and inducing panic.

Elyria police have sought help from the U.S. Marshals Service in finding Killings and ask anyone who knows his whereabouts to call the police at (440) 323-3302.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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