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Suspect arrested, charged with murder after man found dead in Painesville

The victim has been identfied as 22-year-old Ollie T. Gipson Jr. of Painesville.

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published, unrelated story

A 25-year-old man is in custody and faces a murder charge after a fatal shooting in Painesville on Thursday evening.

According to the Painesville Police Department, officers responded to a report of several shots fired in the area of 55 Grant Street just after 6:15 p.m. on Thursday. Police arrived and found an unresponsive man in the driver's seat of a vehicle and determined that he had died as a result of apparent gunshot wounds. 

Officers located a suspect, identified as 25-year-old Painesville resident Julian Lawrence, in the immediate area. Lawrence was detained and found to be in possession of a gun. He was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.

Lawrence was arraigned in Painesville Municipal Court on Friday on the charge of murder. No bond was given. On Monday, Lawrence waived his preliminary hearing. Painesville Municipal Court Judge Paul Malchesky bound the case over to Lake County Common Pleas Court on charges of Murder.

The victim has been identfied as 22-year-old Painesville resident Ollie T. Gipson Jr.

This incident continues to be an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Painesville Police Department at 440-392-5840 or the Painesville Police Tip Line at 440-392-5839.

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available. 

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