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Warrant issued as man found shot dies

Victim and suspect have criminal pasts

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A central Toledo man died Sunday less than 24 hours after another man shot him in the head, police said.




Ramon C. Dorsey, 22, whose last known address was 202 Page St., was pronounced dead at 10:45 a.m. at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

He had been found by police just after 2 p.m. Saturday in the odd-side alley behind the 2800 block of North Summit Street, slumped at the wheel of a sport utility vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.

Within hours of his death, police issued a murder warrant for Patrick L. Harris, 39, whose last known address was 311 New York Ave., according to Toledo Municipal Court records.

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Toledo police did not offer a motive or circumstances for the shooting, but records filed with the court said the suspect was identified by a person who knew both men and had witnessed the crime. The witness identified the suspect from a photo array, the records said.

Both the suspect and the victim have criminal records.

On Nov. 3, 2010, Harris entered a no-contest plea in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to charges that he had a loaded 38-caliber revolver after a previous felony conviction that involved violence.

He was found guilty and sentenced to three years of community control.

Among his other charges, Harris was found guilty in Toledo Municipal Court in June, 2010, of having a small amount of marijuana.

Harris was also found guilty in Toledo Municipal Court of menacing in June, 2004. He received a $75 fine and a 30-day jail sentence with all 30 days suspended.

At the same time, he was found guilty of disorderly conduct, which had been amended from disorderly conduct by engaging in a fight or threatening, according to court records.

In October, 2001, Harris was found guilty in Toledo Municipal Court of domestic violence.

Mr. Dorsey’s criminal records include three pending cases in Toledo Municipal Court from earlier this year: domestic violence, assault, and obstructing official business. Last year, he was found guilty in Toledo Municipal Court of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

The criminal trespass charge involved his presence at the Moody Manor Apartments, which is close to his address at 202 Page.

Mr. Dorsey had been banned by property employees because of a previous vandalism accusation made against him.

In 2011, he was found guilty of domestic violence for punching the mother of his child in the head and arm, court records said.

Before Mr. Dorsey died Sunday morning, Toledo police Sgt. William Wauford had described his injuries Saturday as “very critical.”

Mr. Dorsey’s death is Toledo’s 11th homicide this year in the city and metro area.

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