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Woman Captures Shocking Moment Ohio Police Shoots Into Car With Two Black Men at Gas Station, Killing One

Facebook Live video shows the scene of a woman screaming in shock as police officers open fire at an Ohio gas station, killing one man and injuring another.

The woman’s children were in a car with her Tuesday when the gunfire started at Carlisle Township gas station in Elyria, according to News 5 Cleveland.

“Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God,” she can be heard screaming in the video footage.

Car riddled with bullets in deadly shooting
A car is riddled with bullet holes after police killed one man and injured another in a gas station shooting. (Photo by News 5 Cleveland)

She was feet away from the incident, which left 39-year-old Isaiah Robinson dead and 39-year-old Damon Battles injured, News 5 Cleveland reported.

Mersedes Gwinn told Fox 8 Cleveland that she went to school with Robinson’s children and she wants to know more.

“He was a father. He was a friend,” she said. “He’s somebody’s son. He was very hard working. He cared.”

No other injuries have been reported in the incident, and no official video of the incident has been released.

Authorities told reporters that Robinson was in a heavily-tinted black car that matched the description of a suspect vehicle in an apartment shooting on Park Meadow Lane.

When Elyria police officers called to the scene arrived, they ordered everyone out of the car in question, News 5 Cleveland reported.

One of its rear doors opened minutes later. Elyria officers say they saw a gun pointing in their direction and started shooting, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office told News 5 Cleveland reported.

Robinson and Battles, both of Cleveland, were hit and taken to a hospital, where Robinson later died.

The sheriff’s office confirmed to the news station that a firearm was found inside the car police fired at. However, the police department does not have dash cam nor body camera capabilities to verify if the gun found was pointed in their direction.

The Elyria police chief identified the officers involved as Charles McArthur, who was hired in 2012, and Alan Kubas, who was hired in 2017, News 5 Cleveland reported.

The officers are on administrative leave, per department policy.

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