Victim identified in fatal Lima shooting


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



Police tape remains standing after the Lima Police Department responded to 904 S. Main St. at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning on the reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, one person had been killed and three others were injured from gunshots.     Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

Police tape remains standing after the Lima Police Department responded to 904 S. Main St. at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning on the reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, one person had been killed and three others were injured from gunshots. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News


LIMA — Lima police have released the name of the individual shot and killed in an early-morning incident Saturday on South Main Street.

Anthony Bankston, 25, was found dead on the sidewalk outside a building at 904 S. Main Street at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the Lima Police Department. According to one local law enforcement officer, the address is home to an establishment once known as The Alamo, an after-hours club.

Officers responded Saturday morning to the South Main Street location in reference to shots fired. Anthony was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound and three additional victims were found at the establishment.

Keith Durr 47, Kendrah Mckee, 20, and Robert Ballentine, 23, all of Lima, were found suffering from what police described as non-life threatening injuries.

Lima police officers and detectives are currently following up on multiple leads in regards to this incident.

A male who was arrested by Allen County sheriff’s deputies shortly after the shooting driving a vehicle at the intersection of Interstate 75 and state Route 309 that was initially believed to be connected to the incident. He was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun and suspected cocaine but police later said the individual was not believed to be connected to the homicide.

Persons with information regarding the South Main Street shooting are asked to contact Detective Jesse Harrod at 419-221-5296, the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444 or CrimeStoppers at 419-229-STOP.

Police tape remains standing after the Lima Police Department responded to 904 S. Main St. at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning on the reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, one person had been killed and three others were injured from gunshots. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/12/web1_Gunshots-at-904-S-Main-St-12-29-18-1987-1.jpgPolice tape remains standing after the Lima Police Department responded to 904 S. Main St. at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning on the reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, one person had been killed and three others were injured from gunshots. Levi A. Morman | The Lima News

By J Swygart

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