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Rocky River: Man wanted in fatal shooting turns himself in

11:56 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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ROCKY RIVER -- Police say a man being sought on a warrant in connection with a double shooting that left one man dead has surrendered to police.

Police confirm that Donovan Owens, 21, turned himself in just after 6:40 p.m. with his lawyer.

Michael MacGillis, of Rocky River, was shot Tuesday night as he and a friend walked along Westway Drive by Wagar Road and Interstate 90.

MacGillis died after being fatally shot. His companion, 43-year-old Andrew Geraci, was wounded three times and is recovering at MetroHealth Medical Center. He's talking with police.

Police are being told the two men were walking when they had words with men in a passing car that led to gunfire.

Police found the suspect's car in Cleveland.

This is the first murder in Rocky River since 1998. That was a triple-murder involved domestic violence.

Police say that Tuesday's shooting was an apparent falling out among criminals. 

Earlier on Thursday the police chief commented on this first homicide in more than a decade.

"There is not a magic bubble over the city of Rocky River. We are susceptible to crime like any other community. It happened here. It will happen somewhere else tomorrow," said Chief Stillman.

But he's also offering this reassurance to residents.

"Everyone in Rocky River should feel safe."

Records show Owens was convicted in December, 2009 for robbery and abduction. He was sentenced to three years in prison and released last July to three years of supervision.

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