LIMA — An Allen County grand jury has indicted a Lima man on charges of murder in the Nov. 30 shooting death of Sam McLaurin.
Paul Curtis, 32, has been charged with three counts of murder, all unclassified felonies. The counts each carry specifications for the use of a firearm during the commission of the crimes.
Police say McLaurin, 53, was found dead outside a residence on South Baxter Street in Lima. He had been shot 18 times, according to testimony from Detective Matt Boss of the Lima Police Department during a probable cause hearing held in Lima Municipal Court.
Curtis was located several blocks away from the crime scene and was preliminarily charged with suspicion of murder.