LIMA — Lima Police Department detectives have identified an 18-year-old man as a person of interest in a shooting death that occurred just before midnight Tuesday.
Officers were called to the intersection of Collett and North streets late Tuesday and found the 16-year-old, who had been shot and collapsed near the intersection. Officers found the shooting took place about a block away at an apartment in the 900 block of West Wayne Street.
Stechschulte said it appeared the shooting victim was attempting to walk to nearby St. Rita’s before he collapsed. The boy was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center, but he died shortly after his arrival.