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Fairview Park police investigating carjacking, persons of interest identified

Persons of interest have been identified in the case. Criminal charges may be coming soon, according to the Fairview Park Police Department.
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FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — The Fairview Park Police Department has identified persons of interest after an attempted carjacking in the city last week.

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At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, a 25-year-old Lakewood man drove to Fairview Park to meet with a woman he met online. She told him that she lived on Grannis Road near Grannis Park. As they attempted to drive away, an unknown male approached the car on the driver's side with a handgun and opened fire.

As the driver pulled away, the female jumped out of the car after the shots were fired and has not been located in the days since. 

The Lakewood man drove himself to Cleveland Clinic Fairview General Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the back. He reported the incident as an attempted carjacking to authorities.

Fairview Park police recently obtained a search warrant for an apartment in the Fairview Village Apartments complex located at 20000 Lorain Road. A SWAT team was requested to assist in the warrant service since a firearm was used in the initial crime. No arrests were reported by police as a result of the search. 

Persons of interest have been identified in the case and Fairview Park police add that criminal charges may be coming soon.

Police say there is no imminent danger or threat to the public.

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