ELYRIA, Ohio — A 19-year-old who said he was shot in Elyria this week was arrested for allegedly lying to officers about his age — he claimed to be his 16-year-old brother — and where the shooting occurred.
Shontez Stubbs has been charged with falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also charged with identity theft, a fifth-degree felony, according to Elyria police. He was taken into custody shortly after leaving the hospital.
The shooting happened on Tuesday around 10 p.m. At the time, Stubbs told police that he and another person were shot at by the occupants of a dark-colored sedan and a blue pickup truck that drove by them.
Authorities say Stubbs used his younger brother's identity when he was interviewed about the shooting. In addition to using his brother's name and age, he originally told investigators that he lived in Elyira, but actually resides in Lorain.
According to police, Stubbs also lied about where the shooting happened. Initially, Stubbs told police that he was shot somewhere on Middle Avenue in Elyria. An investigation later revealed that the shooting happened in Lorain.
After Stubbs was taken into custody, he was transported to the Lorain County Jail to await his arraignment in Elyria Municipal Court.
Police have not released any information regarding possible suspects in the shooting.