Lima murder suspect in court after 7 months on run


By Greg Sowinski - [email protected]



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LIMA — A man who had been on the run for about five months before police in Detroit found him with a stolen gun appeared at a bond hearing Friday on the charge of murder.

Cory L. Jackson, 20, of 201 W. 15th St., is charged with murder in the Oct. 8 killing of 20-year-old Amari Gooding. Gooding was shot outside the Main Street Irish Pub at 318 N. Main St. in the early morning hours.

Jackson is being held on a $1 million bond.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 7 at Lima Municipal Court.

Officers were called to the bar over a shooting and saw a vehicle speeding away. Officers stopped the vehicle and found Gooding inside with a gunshot wound to his chest, police said.

Gooding was taken to a hospital, where he died. His killing was the city’s fifth homicide of the year last year.

Police in Detroit came across Jackson about two months ago by chance. He was in possession of a gun stolen from the Dayton area. After his case was disposed of in Michigan in the past week, Lima police retrieved him in Detroit to start the process against him.

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By Greg Sowinski

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Reach Greg Sowinski at 567-242-0464 or on Twitter @Lima_Sowinski.

Reach Greg Sowinski at 567-242-0464 or on Twitter @Lima_Sowinski.

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