Monday, January 23, 2012
What he allegedly stole is unusual, too
One of the two suspected drug dealers involved in a police shooting in the Walmart parking lot ran into trouble with Strongsville police again -- at the same location. Lorenzo Dobyne, who faces drug charges in connection with a Dec. 3 incident in the Walmart parking lot, was arrested Sunday for shoplifting at Walmart, 8585 Pearl Rd. Police say he tried to steal a drug test kit from the store. Dobyne, 24, of Middleburg Heights, is out on bond awaiting trial on charges of drug trafficking, drug possession and having criminal tools. He was a passenger in a car in the Walmart parking lot that was stopped Dec. 3 by police for suspected drug activity. The driver, Lawrence McKissic, 28, of Cleveland, was shot and wounded in the incident. …
Friday, December 30, 2011
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Police release 'use of force' report from Saturday's shooting
New details released in the shooting in the Walmart parking lot Saturday afternoon indicate the suspect drove his car at the officer who shot him. A "use of force" report identifies the officer who fired the shots as Detective Jason Miller. He remains on paid administrative leave early this week. Both suspects in the incident were charged today. Lawrence McKissic, 27, of Cleveland, who was shot twice by Miller about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 3, was charged with five counts, including trafficking offenses, drug possession, tampering with evidence and possession of criminal tools. His injuries were not life threatening. Lorenzo Dobyne, 24, of Middleburg Heights was charged with four counts, including trafficking, drug possession and having criminal …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Chief says he can't talk about incident till suspects are charged
Details about the drug incident that led to the shooting of a suspect outside Walmart Saturday afternoon are still not being released. Police Chief Charles Goss said Monday afternoon he cannot yet discuss what led up to the shooting because the suspects in the case have not yet been charged. "Unfortunately, we have to wait till we get a response from the (Cuyahoga County) prosecutor's office," he said. "Until the suspects are charged, we can't release any more information." Charges are likely to be filed Tuesday, he said. About 2:45 p.m. Saturday, a Strongsville police officer shot and wounded a suspect in his car during a drug investigation. Lawrence McKissic, 27, of Cleveland, is recovering from the injuries. A second suspect, Lorenzo …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Strongsville police officer fires at suspect during drug transaction.
A plainclothes Strongsville police officer who shot a drug suspect in the Walmart parking lot Saturday afternoon was justified in using force, Police Chief Charles Goss said. "According to witness statements, suspect No. 1 (the driver) refused to comply with several verbal commands from a police officer. Instead, he reached inside of his jacket. Accordingly, the officer was justified in taking the necessary force to neutralize that threat," Goss said in a news release. No other shots were fired and no one else was injured, Police Chief Charles Goss said. The suspects have been identified as Lawrence McKissic, 27, of Cleveland, who is in stable condition, and Lorenzo Dobyne, 24, of Middleburg Heights. Details of the incident have not yet …