LORAIN — Two men are in custody, and a third will be charged after his release from the hospital, in connection with an early-morning home invasion in Lorain and a high-speed two-county chase.
According to a news release, Lorain police received a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of Fulmer Road around 1:30 a.m. today. While there, they were flagged down by a man who lived on Fulmer Road, who claimed to have been robbed. The man told police three men kicked in his apartment door, threatened him and his girlfriend with guns, and stole money and other items before fleeing. The victim and his girlfriend also said they heard a gunshot.
About an hour later, an Elyria police officer on patrol spotted a late-model Acura on Lorain Boulevard near State Route 113. The car had been reported stolen in Cleveland and used in the commission of a felony. Elyria police, along with the Ohio Highway Patrol, chased the car on Interstate 90 into Cuyahoga County. Speeds on the chase were reported around 100 mph, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said.
The car hit a pole on I-90 near the McKinley Avenue interchange, and the driver, identified by police as Leedward Hicks, 28, of Cleveland, fled on foot but was apprehended quickly by police, Costantino said. One passenger, Daquan Chrisburg, 21, also of Cleveland, was taken into custody as well. Hicks and Crenshaw are charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, according to Lorain police, related to the Fulmer Road home invasion.
Another passenger, Savon Crenshaw, 20, of Cleveland, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for what police believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg. Upon his release, Crenshaw will be charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery as well, police said.
Costantino said additional charges will likely be filed in relation to the chase. The case remains under investigation.