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Fugitive wanted in Elyria shooting extradited from Georgia

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    Sam Killings Jr.



ELYRIA — An Elyria man who had been sought in connection with a Jan. 1 shooting is back in Lorain County after being extradited from Georgia, where he was captured last month.

Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said Sam Killings Jr., 37, arrived in Elyria on Tuesday and was questioned by detectives about the shooting of Juan Kimbro, who was shot in the arm and buttocks in the 200 block of Lake Avenue.

Kimbro was taken to the hospital for treatment and survived.

Costantino said Killings confessed to the shooting when questioned by investigators after his return to Elyria.

“He actually admitted that he shot the guy and that his intention was to kill him, so it’s a pretty strong admission,” Costantino said.

Killings, who is charged with felonious assault in the case, was being held in Lorain County Jail Wednesday night and is due in Elyria Municipal Court today.

Killings was indicted on weapons charges last year in connection with an Oct. 14 incident in which he allegedly fired two shots in the area around Middle Avenue and 10th Street.

When police arrived, officers ordered Killings to drop his loaded shotgun. Costantino said Killings has claimed he was hunting.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or Follow him on Twitter @BradDickenCT.

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