Police: Lorain man admits to deadly Easter Sunday shooting


Editor’s note: Lorain police earlier said the victim was 39 years old, then later provided an update, saying he was 38.

LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) – The Lorain Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened Easter Sunday.

Officers responded to the 6100 block of Meadow Farm Rd. around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of a shooting.

According to a press release, officers found a 38-year-old man who was dead from a gunshot wound. Police later identified the victim as Jose Marrero of Lorain.

Steve Coleff, 35, was at the scene when police responded, and according to the press release, he told officers he shot the victim.

Steve Coleff, Courtesy: Lorain Police Department

Officers recovered a firearm at the scene.

Coleff is in the Lorain County Jail on a murder charge.

He’s scheduled for a court appearance Monday at 1 p.m.

If you have any information that can help police, call (440) 204-2105.

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