LIMA — Officers with the Lima Police Department responded Tuesday to a pair of shooting incidents that investigators believe are related to a triple-homicide earlier that day in downtown Lima.
According to a statement issued by LPD Det. Brian Snyder, less than a half-hour after police responded to Levels Lounge, 122 E. North St., early Tuesday morning and found three men shot to death, officers were dispatched at approximately 2:34 a.m. to 944 Richie Ave. in response to a call stating that shots had been fired. Upon their arrival, police discovered the residence had been stuck several times by gunfire. The home was occupied by two juveniles at the time of the incident, but no injuries were reported.
Later, at approximately 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to 417 Elmwood Place for another call of shots fired. That residence was struck multiple times by gunfire, Snyder said. Some of the rounds went through 417 Elmwood Place and also struck a home at 415 Elmwood. The residence at 417 Elmwood Place was occupied by several adults and juveniles at the time, none of whom suffered any injuries.
Snyder said police believe both incidents were connected to the homicide investigation at Levels Lounge, where Terell McGraw, 28, Devontae Upsaw, 24, and Timothy White, 25, all were found shot to death. Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of 24-year-old Deontray Forrest, of Lima, in connection with the homicides.