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Painesville police investigating after male found shot to death inside car on Grant Street

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Nov 05, 2021

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — The Painesville Police Department is investigating after a male was shot and killed while sitting in his car on Grant Street Thursday, the department said Friday.

The department said officers responded to a report of several shots fired in the area of 55 Grant Street.

When officers arrived, they found a male unresponsive in the driver’s seat. He was pronounced dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds.

The male has been identified as Ollie T. Gipson Jr., of Painesville, according to the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office.

The suspect, Julian Lawrence, is charged with murder, a first-degree felony. His case has been bound over to a grand jury.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Painesville Police Department at 440-392-5840.

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