LORAIN – Police have Marlon Johnson, a suspect in Lorain’s first homicide of the year, in custody after an overnight search.
Putting the word out to the public apparently paid off in the search.
A Tuesday morning post on the Facebook page of Lorain County CSI: Crime Scene Identification announced Johnson’s apprehension around 11 a.m. and giving credit to locals for the arrest.
“Marlon Johnson is in custody. Thanks to the citizens for all the tips,” the update said.
Police sought Johnson in connection with the death of a man in Lorain.
According to a news release, Lorain police received calls of shots fired at 5:38 a.m. Monday at 807 W. 22nd St.
When officers arrived at the house, they saw several people running from the home.
After checking the residence for victims, police said they found a man dead in the basement.
Police have not identified the man pending notification of his family, but a report said that he had multiple gunshot wounds.
Check back later for more updates.