Man arrested in murder of 14-year-old in Lorain


LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) – Lorain police say an arrest has been made in the murder of a 14-year-old boy.

The teen, who was shot twice on Saturday, died. Police identified the victim as Denzyl Williams.

Police responded to Oakwood Park just before 8 p.m. on a shooting call Saturday.

According to police, officers found Williams with two gunshot wounds near the basketball court.

The teen was taken to the hospital in serious condition, police said, but Detective Sergeant Buddy Sivert said the child passed away Sunday afternoon.

**See video, above, of a memorial to the teen**

Sivert said the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Edward Stokes Jr. 25, for the shooting death of the teen.

Edward Tracey Stokes

Stokes is charged with one count of murder.

Police said he could face additional charges, along with anyone who may have hindered the investigation.

Stokes is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Lorain Police are still actively investigating this crime and needs help from the public to bring justice to Denzyl and his family,” police said.

Police are looking for witnesses to the shooting. They said there were many people at the park who either ran or were uncooperative.

If you can help police, call (440)204-2105.

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