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Man dead after attempted robbery in Sandusky

Sandusky Police say a 41-year-old homeowner was shot and killed. Three suspects were taken into police custody.
Credit: Erie County
Exavier Cruz, 22 - Lavell Chapman, 25 - Jalen Jones, 20

SANDUSKY, Ohio — An attempted robbery on Saturday morning in Erie County left one man dead and three others facing charges according to police.

The Sandusky Police Department says the robbery took place on the 600 block of East Madison Street in Sandusky.

Credit: WTOL

According to police, the homeowner, 41-year-old Tavon Myers, was shot and killed.

Police say one of the suspects, 25-year-old Lavell Chapman, left the scene and police arrested him later on the 200 block of Center Street. 

Credit: WTOL

Chapman has been booked into the Erie County Jail and charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.

Two other men were also arrested in connection with the shooting.

22-year-old Exavier Cruz, was charged with aggravated murder and robbery.

20-year-old Jalen Jones, 20, was charged with homicide and aggravated robbery.

Police believe the robbers were looking for money and drugs.

If you have any more information about the case, you're encouraged to call and leave an anonymous tip at 419-627-5863.


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