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Published: Wednesday, 5/7/2014

Police seek 2 suspects in 3 shootings

1 man arrested as others at large

Derrion Boyd, 20, who was arrested Friday, is charged with felonious assault for allegedly shooting Koree Holmes, 45. Derrion Boyd, 20, who was arrested Friday, is charged with felonious assault for allegedly shooting Koree Holmes, 45.

Two of three weekend shooting suspects are still at large.

One suspect, Derrion Boyd, 20, of 228 W. Delaware Ave., was arrested late Friday after he allegedly shot Koree Holmes, Sr., 45, of Toledo.

Mr. Boyd was arraigned Monday in Toledo Municipal Court and ordered to remain in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Holmes was shot while in his vehicle in the 2200 block of Rosewood at 4:19 p.m. Friday. He reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries in his upper chest and neck. He was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment but a hospital spokesman had no information Tuesday about a patient with that name.

Holmes’ wife, Marvita Mason-Holmes, told police Mr. Boyd used to date her daughter and that the suspect has never gotten along with the victim.

Mrs. Mason-Holmes and her husband were featured in The Blade’s gang series last year.

Mrs. Mason-Holmes said on Tuesday that her husband was “getting stronger every day.”

In other incidents, Demetric Williams, 20, of Toledo, was shot at 8:06 p.m. Friday inside a North Toledo apartment building.

The victim, who was shot three times in his right leg, told police he was at his friend’s apartment in the 700 block of Lagrange Street when he was shot by a man wearing a Halloween mask.

Police recovered 12 shell casings from the second-floor hallway and found several rounds had struck a wall, according to a report.

No suspects have been named; police report that the incident was gang-related. The victim was taken in a private vehicle to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, but a spokesman had no information about the patient's condition.

Phillip Copeland, Jr., 23, of Toledo, was shot Saturday at 10:55 p.m. in the 500 block of Elmdale Court. The victim, who was struck twice in his chest, told police he was shot while trying to intervene in a breaking and entering in the 400 block of Elmdale.

The victim was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio, for treatment. A spokesman had no information about the patient’s condition.

Police ask that anyone with information call the Crime Stopper program at 419-255-1111. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

Contact Taylor Dungjen at tdungjen@theblade.com, or 419-724-6054, or on Twitter @taylordungjen.

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