Third homicide in Lorain in less than a month

Posted at 1:56 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 16:04:55-04

Lorain police are investigating their third homicide in less than a month in the city.

Police were called to a home in the 800 block of West 23rd Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a "man down."

When officers arrived they found 53-year-old John Whitfield dead inside.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

There is no information about suspects at this time.


Last month, a 16-year-old turned himself in for the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Elyria man in Lorain. 

Just days later, 66-year-old Lani Smith was killed on West 9th Street.