Police investigating after man stabbed to death at Elyria gas station

Police investigating after man stabbed to death at Elyria gas station

ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - A man is dead and police are investigating after a bloody scene played out at an Elyria gas station early Friday morning.

Just after midnight, police responded to a report of a man bleeding profusely at Gas N Go in the 200 block of Lake Avenue, according to the report.

Police said officers arrived to find 27-year-old Antwan T. Dormendo suffering what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to his chest.

Dormendo was transported via Life Care to the emergency room at University Hospital Elyria Campus on East River Road for treatment.

He died a short time later.

During the initial investigation, detectives learned that a vehicle was seen leaving the scene.

That vehicle was recovered at a gas station on Memphis Avenue in Cleveland a short time later.

Police said the vehicle was transported back to Elyria and was processed by evidence technicians.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified 27-year-old Antonio F. Sprinkle “as the person responsible for Mr. Dormendo’s death" and charged him with murder, according to the police report.

According to police, Sprinkle is Dormendo’s foster brother.

Police said officers located Sprinkle walking on Middle Avenue near 8th Street at approximately 6:49 a.m. and took him into custody without incident.

At the station, detectives interviewed Sprinkle before he was transported to the Lorain County Jail where he is held without bond, pending a hearing in Elyria Municipal Court, according to police.

Antonio F. Sprinkle (Source: Elyria Police Department)
Antonio F. Sprinkle (Source: Elyria Police Department)

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