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Lorain man charged in connection with Apple Avenue incident

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    Jamal Ammons



ELYRIA — A Lorain man has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault in connection with an incident in March.

Jamal Ammons, 34, was indicted on counts of attempted murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and having weapons while under disability by a Lorain County grand jury, according to a secret indictment unsealed Wednesday.

County Prosecutor Dennis Will said the incident took place March 29 on Apple Avenue in Lorain. He said Lorain police responded to a report of a shooting, but when they arrived on the scene “they received conflicting statements from several people, including the victim, Ammons and neighbors in the area.”

“Police were able to retrieve video from nearby locations or businesses,” Will said. “Based upon the video, contrary to statements that were being made by various people, it appears that they victim, who was shot, had engaged in some type of argument with Jamal Ammons.”

Will said the video shows Ammons trying to “extract” himself from the argument by leaving the house and walking a few doors down. He also called someone for a ride,” Will said.

The victim, however, pursued Ammons to continue the argument and at some point, she was shot by him, according to Will.

Ammons was being held at Lorain County Jail on $100,000 bond, according to jail records.

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

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