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Suspects in Walmart Shooting Case Going to Trial

2 men charged with drug trafficking

Trial is scheduled to start next week for the two men involved in an alleged drug deal in the Walmart parking lot that led to .

Lorenzo Dobyne, 24, of Middleburg Heights and Lawrence McKissic, 28, of Cleveland, are charged with felony counts of drug trafficking and drug possession. 

Trial is set for Wednesday, April 4 before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Janet Burnside.

On Dec. 3, McKissic was shot and wounded by a Strongsville police officer after allegedly driving his car at the patrolman.

Authorities say the officer witnessed a drug transaction in the Walmart lot and attempted to arrest the two men in the car. He shouted to the men, but McKissic, the driver, allegedly drove the vehicle at the officer.

He also allegedly reached into his jacket, prompting the officer to fire at the car.

McKissic was treated for this wounds at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Police recovered crack cocaine from the car.

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