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2 teens arrested in shooting death of 14-year-old boy in Elyria

The new information comes one month after Shayne Edwards was killed in an early morning shooting in the 400 block of 3rd Street.

ELYRIA, Ohio — Two people from Lorain have been arrested in connection with last month's deadly shooting in Elyria that claimed the life 14-year-old Shayne Edwards.

Police announced the update during a 9 a.m. press conference Tuesday, revealing that those arrested are a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man.

The 16-year-old suspect faces the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Felonious assault
  • Discharging firearms at or into a habitation
  • Discharging firearms on or over a premises
  • Tampering with evidence

Police say he's currently being held in the Lorain County Juvenile Detention center. 3News is not naming the suspect since he is underage.

The 18-year-old suspect, who has been identified as Jose Antonio Campos, faces charges of complicity to commit murder and complicity to commit felonious assault. Police say he was arraigned Monday and released after posting a $50,000 bond.

Both suspects were arrested Friday.

We streamed the press conference Tuesday morning, which you can watch in full below:

After learning the names of the two teens charged for her son's death, Kristen Thankner, Shayne's mother, was seen breaking down during the news conference.

"She's an exceptionally strong woman in dealing with her pain and part of our conversations is she wants to make a difference so other mothers don't have to feel the same," said Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield of Thankner.

Whitfield also had a message for the city's community. "We expect young people to do dumb things. They're young but we have to do what we can to make sure guns aren't a part of the equation."

These arrests come one month after Shayne was killed in an early morning shooting on Sept. 12 at a home in the 400 block of 3rd Street as he was laying in bed.

While there's no word yet on a motive, the incident remains under investigation. Anybody with information is asked to call Detective Wise at 440-326-1212 or jwise@cityofelyria.org.

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Elyria Police Chief Bill Pelko previously said there was “some evidence of some gunshots towards the house,” but would not speculate on the exact motive or manner of the shooting.

"This is not normal, and I think it's important that we don't treat is at such," Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield said during his initial press conference after the shooting. "This is a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed. This is not normal, and like many of you, I'm not only grieving, but I'm angry."

Ann Schloss, Superintendent of the Elyria City School District, also provided the following statement to 3News:

"With a heavy heart we learned this morning about the tragic death of one of our own students. We send our love and support to the victim’s family and friends as they process this heartbreaking news. Counselors will be available at our schools to assist students and staff today and this week. The Elyria Police Department is investigating this situation and should be contacted with questions. We are unable to provide any further details at this time."


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