Jul 13, 2023 - News

Warehouse District gunman arrested and charged

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Cleveland police and U.S. Marshals arrested 25-year-old Jaylon Jennings in Lorain on Tuesday for the Warehouse District shooting that sent nine people to the hospital over the weekend.

Driving the news: Jennings was charged Wednesday with attempted murder, with additional charges expected in the coming days.

What they're saying: "We got this suspect in 61 hours," Mayor Justin Bibb said at a press conference Tuesday. "It shows you what can happen when every level of law enforcement is working together."

Details: Jennings, who has no criminal record in Cuyahoga County, is accused of using a handgun with an extended magazine to fire at a crowd outside the Rumor night club on West Sixth Street early Sunday morning, according to an arrest warrant filed Monday.

  • The nine victims were transported to MetroHealth with non-fatal injuries. One remains in serious condition.
  • Investigators say they have not uncovered a motive.

Of note: Local restaurateur Bobby George put up a $50,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the gunman, though officials did not specify whether the reward prompted the tip that led to finding Jennings in Lorain.


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