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Authorities looking for third suspect in Elyria homicide

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 11:36:00-04

Authorities have announced a third suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot last week.

Elyria police detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service are asking for the public's help in locating 23-year-old Larry E. Hamilton Jr, of Lorain. Hamilton is wanted on aggravated robbery charges.  

At around 6 p.m. on Oct. 1, authorities were called to the 1400 block of West River Road for a shots-fired call. Officers said that when they arrived, they found 20-year-old Zachary Mason lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to his torso. Mason was taken to a nearby hospital and died from his injuries shortly after arrival. 

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Two suspects were later arrested on aggravated robbery charges relating to the homicide. Police said additional charges may be forthcoming.

Authorities said Hamilton should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call Elyria police at 440-323-3302 or the U.S. Marshals at 1-866-492-6833.

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