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3 indicted in Lorain killing

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    From left, Hunter Horne, Theodore McKenzie and Jarrod Johnson have been indicted in connection with a January homicide in Lorain.



ELYRIA — Three out-of-county men were indicted on counts of murder in connection with the shooting death of a Bedford Heights man at Familia Bar and Grill in Lorain on Jan. 13 although none of the three are believed to have actually shot the man.

Hunter Horne, 23, of Cleveland, Theodore McKenzie, 52, of Norwalk, and Jarrod Johnson, 40, of Cleveland, were indicted on counts of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault by a Lorain County grand jury, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

All of the counts also have firearms specifications attached to them that, upon conviction, carry a mandatory prison sentence.

The men are charged in connection with the shooting death of Roy Super, 57, according to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will. Police believe the incident was between rival motorcycle clubs, Will said.

On the afternoon Jan. 13, Steven McCune, of Lorain, was walking into the 28th Street bar when four men — Super, Horne, McKenzie and Johnson — in two different vehicles approached him, Will said.

Super got out of one of the vehicles and began threatening McCune with a gun.

“(McCune) is a (concealed-carry weapons) carrier and has some training in security,” Will said. “When the guy (Super) tried to shoot him, (McCune) shot him first.”

The other man in the vehicle with Super then got out and began shooting at McCune, who returned fire, Will said. Then the two men in the other vehicle began shooting at McCune.

In addition to Super, McCune hit one of the other three men, Will said. McCune was taken to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound.

Super was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he died five days later from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

Horne, McKenzie and Johnson are all charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Super, Will said.

“The murder is based upon the guy that got shot that was their co-conspirator,” Will said. “The murder is under the theory that it’s a felony murder while they were committing an offense that’s a level one or two felony that did result in the death of another, which was their cohort.”

The men also are charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at McCune, Will said.

McCune is considered the victim in the case, and will not be charged, Will said.

McKenzie and Johnson were being held at Lorain County Jail on $250,000 and $500,000 bond, respectively. Horne was being held on $500,000 bond, but was released Jan. 23, according to jail records.

Contact Scott Mahoney at (440) 329-7146 or Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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