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Threats preceded Oberlin shooting, according to warrant


OBERLIN — One of the Oberlin shooting victims has been threatening the alleged shooter since April 8, weeks before the shooting occurred, according to a search warrant filed in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.

Quan Jackson, who was shot in the foot outside of alleged shooter Sean Woodings’ apartment April 25, continued threatening Woodings after Woodings’ arrest, according to the search warrant, which was unsealed Wednesday.

The warrant, granted May 1, gave police authorization to search Jackson’s cell phone, which was found at the scene of the shooting.

Oberlin police Detective Jessica Beyer stated in the affidavit that she had reason to believe the phone contained evidence of wrongdoing.

According to the affidavit, Woodings’ wife, Jacquelin Woodings, told police that she and Sean Woodings had been receiving threatening messages from Jackson about money that Jackson’s ex-girlfriend, Brelan Stevens, owed to Sean Woodings.

Stevens, who was living with Jacquelin and Sean Woodings for a time, owed Sean Woodings money for fixing her car, according to the document.

The affidavit alleges that Jackson stole Stevens’ money that was owed to Woodings, as well as her cell phone. Woodings called Jackson and his grandmother in an attempt to get the money, after which the threats from Jackson began, according to the affidavit.

A search of Sean Woodings’ phone by police revealed the threatening text messages from Jackson, which began April 8 and continued after the April 26 shooting.

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