Arrest Made in Overnight North Ridgeville Homicide

On Tuesday, October 25 th , 2016 at 2207 hours, the North Ridgeville Police Department received a 911 call from a male at a residence on Avon Belden Rd who reported shooting a female. Officers responded to the residence and were met in the entrance to the garage by the 50 year old male, Randy Hamilton.hamilton

Hamilton was secured and Officers entered the residence. While clearing the residence, Officers located a 45 year old female in a bedroom who had suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

It was determined that the female was deceased and Hamilton was  transported to the North Ridgeville Police Department for processing. He was later transported to the Lorain County Jail after being charged with Murder.

The suspect called 911. In a distraught voice he agreed to go outside and wait for police. “I am standing right here, smoking a cigarette,” he says in the recording. He asked police to “Please hurry” and he followed 911 instructions to go outside and wait for police.

The victim has been identified as 45 year old female, Michelle L Ryals from North Ridgeville.



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