ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital.
The gunfire erupted Tuesday evening in Elyria as officers opened fire on an occupied car parked at a Marathon gas station.
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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.
Elyria police stopped a dark-colored Chevy Impala Tuesday afternoon at the gas station located at 1425 East Avenue in Carlisle Township that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting.
The two occupants inside the vehicle, identified as 39-year-old Isaiah Robinson, of Cleveland, and a 39-year-old Damon Battles, of Elyria, refused to obey police commands, the sheriff’s office said.
One of the men in the vehicle opened the rear door and pointed a gun in the direction of the officers, according to investigators. That is when officers opened fire on both men.
The two men were shot during the exchange with police.
Robinson died from a gunshot wound at Lorain Mercy Hospital.
Battles was taken to University Hospital for treatment. He has not been criminally charged or named a suspect by law enforcement at this time.
None of the officers involved were injured.
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