SANDUSKY — An incident in which a man was severely beaten and seven people were shot at a Sandusky party hall remained under investigation Monday, authorities said.
Sandusky police said Tyshaun Washington, 28, of Lorain, Ohio, the beating victim in the Sunday incident, was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. None of the shooting victims appeared to have life-threatening injuries, police said. Washington was listed in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said Monday.
Police identified three of the shooting victims as Aries Irby, 25, Michael Lately, Jr., 27, and Reva Roldan, 30, all of Sandusky, each of whom was shot in the leg with a small-caliber handgun, according to a police report. The other shooting victims listed on the report were Domonic Webb, 26, Darryl Pearson, 23, Sharee Russell, 29, all of Sandusky, and Michael McClellan, Jr., 29, of Castalia, Ohio, according to the report. The report did not say in what part of the body they were shot.
Mr. Washington and two of those shot were found in the parking lot of Geno’s Party Center in the 1600 block of Cleveland Road. Five more people showed up later at a hospital saying they had been shot at the party hall, according to police.
Police said it was unclear what caused the altercation, which occurred about 4 a.m., and whether it was gang related. The altercation was described to police by witnesses as a “large fight” “between Sandusky boys and Elyria boys” that had possibly started with a fight involving several women, according to a police report. Police said there may have been multiple shooters, with multiple shots fired both inside and outside the party center.
Witnesses told police the fight started in the hall and then spilled over into the parking lot, where the beating victim “was jumped,” according to the report.
The report also identified Javon Montgomery, 30, of Lorain as a suspect in the shooting. He was seen talking to Mr. Washington shortly before police arrived and later was arrested in the vicinity of the party hall after fleeing police, according to the police report.
He was charged with obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated and booked into the Erie County jail, where he was being held on $13,500 bond pending arraignment today at Huron Municipal Court, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. The bond amount includes $10,000 on an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
— Mike Sigov