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Lorain man sought in fatal shooting found near Cincinnati

Police said Ivan Brooks turned himself in and will be returned from Hamilton County.

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    Ivan Brooks



ELYRIA — A Lorain man wanted in the March 19 shooting death of an Elyria man on West Broad Street turned himself in to southern Ohio authorities, Elyria Police said Friday.

Ivan Brooks, 34, surrendered to police Thursday night in Hamilton County, Elyria Police Lt. James Welsh said Friday.

Brooks, who was wanted on a charge of murder, will be transported back to Lorain County next week for arraignment in Elyria Municipal Court in the shooting death of 45-year-old Terrence Taylor, Welsh said.

Brooks was being tracked by the U.S. Marshals Service's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, who had issued bulletins and promise of a reward for his capture.

Elyria Police allege that Brooks went to Taylor's residence at 841 W. Broad St. shortly before 3 a.m. March 19 and shot him multiple times before fleeing. Police found Taylor's body behind the door and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A search of Brooks' last known address on Lexington Avenue in Lorain did not locate him, and he was on the run for nine days prior to turning himself in.

Elyria Police would not discuss a motive for the shooting, but stressed that Brooks was believed to be armed and extremely dangerous following the slaying.

A convicted felon, Brooks was on parole when he allegedly shot and killed Taylor. He had been released from his most-recent prison sentence on Feb. 12, five weeks before Taylor's death, according to Ohio prison records and Elyria Police.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’ Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.

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