Lorain Sheriff: Suspect pointed gun at Elyria Police, triggering officer-involved shooting; 2 suspects hospitalized (graphic video)

Updated: Jul. 2, 2019 at 9:01 PM EDT
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ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - Screams and gunshots erupted Tuesday in Elyria as officers opened fire at an occupied car parked at a Marathon gas station.

Warning, graphic video. Viewer discretion is advised.

Prior to the shooting, police received reports that an apartment on Park Meadow Lane was being shot at, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses told police the suspects were driving a dark-colored Chevy Impala, which was then spotted by officers at the Marathon gas station--located at 1425 East Ave. in Carlisle Township.

As authorities converged on the car and repeatedly told the men to get out, one of the suspects moved to the back seat, opened the door and pointed a gun at the officers, which, led police to open fire.

Both of the suspects were shot, but their conditions and identities have not been released by police.

However, a family member told 19 News that one of the suspects died Tuesday evening.

One suspect was taken to University Hospitals in Elyria, and the other was taken to Mercy Hospital in Lorain.

None of the officers involved were injured.

The Park Meadow Lane shooting incident will be investigated by Elyria Police, and the Marathon shooting will be handled by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Return to 19 News for updates on this developing story.

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