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Army veteran found shot to death inside car in Elyria; police investigating

Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 28, 2021

ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria police announced an arrest Tuesday afternoon in the murder of a 41-year-old man from Elyria found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car on Gulf Road in Elyria on Monday.

Police said the suspect is the son of the victim.

Officers responded at approximately 11:35 p.m. to shots fired in the area of the 1400 block of Gulf Road Monday night.

When officers arrived, a stopped 1998 Chevrolet Camaro was found in the southbound lane of Gulf Road.

Inside the vehicle, police said they discovered the driver, Lamar Hudson Sr., with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Hudson Sr. was an Army veteran who served as an M1 Armor Crewman from Feb. 1999 to Sept. 2005. He was deployed to Iraq from Sept. 2003 to Sept. 2004, according to a U.S. Army spokesperson.

He held the rank of specialist at the end of his service.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hudson's son, 22-year-old Lamar Hudson Jr., was arrested and charged with aggravated murder.

He is being held at the Lorain County Jail without bond.

Police said they are investigating and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kasperovich at 440-326-1213.

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