Huge Church Fire in Lorain, Beautiful Thursday, Crew Member for 'Cops' Shot and Killed While Filming

Huge Church Fire in Lorain, Beautiful Thursday, Crew Member for 'Cops' Shot and Killed While Filming

Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a large church fire in Lorain. The blaze began around 6:45 a.m. At the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 603 Washington Avenue. There are no reported injuries, but the church has suffered heavy damage. A nearby elementary school has also been closed due to the fire. 


THURSDAY: Lots of sunshine and cooler. High: 74

THURSDAY NIGHT: C H I L L Y…Few Clouds. Low: 52

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and very nice.  HIGH: 82

SATURDAY: Partly Cloudy a small chance of a spotty storm.  HIGH: 90

SUNDAY:  Mostly Cloudy with chance of showers/storms . HIGH: 86

LABOR DAY: Good mix of sun and clouds with Pop=up PM storms.  HIGH: 84

OMAHA, NE (KMTV/CNN) - A crew member for the Cops reality TV show was fatally shot during taping of a police response Tuesday night. The man was identified as 38-year-old Bryce Dion during a news conference on Wednesday. He was a sound technician for the long-running program. Officers responded to an armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant, and Dion was hit during a gun battle between police and the suspect. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said the suspect, 32-year-old Cortez Washington, was holding an Airsoft rifle that police mistook for a deadly firearm. Airsoft guns resemble real guns in many ways, but they fire plastic pellets. Police shot Washington, and both he and Dion were declared dead at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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 Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager