Case of accused Euclid carjacker bound over to the grand jury

Case of accused Euclid carjacker bound over to the grand jury

EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - The 18-year-old man accused of shooting an elderly man during an attempted carjacking waived his court appearance Thursday.

Lonester Coleman is charged with attempted murder in connection with the  July 10 incident.

Police say Coleman approached the 81-year-old man in his car while parked at the post office at 21551 Euclid Avenue. Coleman allegedly shot the victim in the chest during a carjacking attempt. Coleman then fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later by Euclid police.

The elderly victim survived the shooting. His name is not being released, but he is the father of a retired police officer.

The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury will now determine if Coleman will be indicted.

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