Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, March 6, the Maple Heights Police Department received a call of a fight in the parking lot of a bar at 19807 Libby Road, Wrap City. There were further reports of shots fired and vehicles leaving the area.
Upon police arrival, 23-year-old Emanuel Lawrence was found lying in the lot. He had been shot.
Two vehicles had been identified as leaving the area. One of the vehicles, a 1996 Black Chevy Tahoe, fled eastbound on Libby Road to Warrensville Center Road. Maple Heights Police stopped this vehicle and arrested the driver, Gregory Carter. Carter had been shot in the arm.
The passenger in the vehicle that Gregory Carter was driving fled the stop on foot and eluded capture.
Carter was taken into custody and taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. After further investigation, Carter was charged with murder.
The passenger who fled the scene of the stop has not been identified. The unidentified man is described as a dark complexioned black man, possibly in his early twenties, approximately six feet tall, medium build, and having chin length dreadlock-style hair.
The victim, Emanuel Lawrence, was transported to Metro Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The man who fled the traffic stop has not been identified or charged. Information is sought as to the identity of the unknown man that fled from Carter's Chevy Tahoe.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this crime, please contact the Maple Heights Police Department at 216-662-1234.
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