Two Arrested in North Ridgeville Shooting

Two subjects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Jacqueline A Dienes on 01/04/2018.

Christian Martinez

The shooter has been identified as Christian Donovan Martinez, a 20 year old male from Lorain, Ohio.  He is currently charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, a felony of the first degree and Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.  Mr. Martinez is currently being held at the Lorain County Jail.  He was arrested by North Ridgeville PD on Friday, 01/05/2018, for an unrelated outstanding Domestic Violence warrant through Lorain PD and has been in police custody since.

Jonathon Barnette

The driver has been identified as Jonathon Damire Barnette, a 21 year old male from Lorain, Ohio.  Mr. Barnette was arrested in Lorain, Ohio by the Lorain PD around 11:30 PM on 01/11/2018 and transported to the North Ridgeville PD.  He has been charged with Complicity to Commit Attempted Murder, a felony of the first degree and Complicity to Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.

Both arrested subjects were working as temporary employees for Multi-Link Inc., 580 Ternes Ave., in Elyria, which is connected to Taylor Industrial Parkway.  Mr. Barnette was driving a 2001 maroon Jeep Cherokee at the time of the shooting which they borrowed from another co-worker.  The vehicle has been impounded.  At this time we are not aware of any direct link between the victim and the two defendants.

We would like to publicly acknowledge and thank both the Elyria and Lorain Police Departments for their assistance in the apprehension of these two subjects in a timely manner.

01/04/2018 Prior Media Release

On Thursday, 01/04/2018 at 12:18 pm., North Ridgeville Police Dispatch received a 911 call advising of a female sitting in a car at the intersection of Bender Rd. and Taylor Industrial Parkway yelling for medical help.  While police were enroute it was learned that the female victim stated that she had been shot and that she was going in and out of consciousness after her car rolled backwards into a snow drift.

After speaking with the victim the preliminary investigation revealed that she is a 54 year old female from Avon, Ohio and was working as a temporary employee at Invacare Corp.  During a break the victim was parked at the end of Bender Rd. at Taylor Industrial Parkway, which is an area frequently used by local employees during their breaks.

An unknown white male described to be in his mid-twenties approached the victim and after very brief conversation shot her several times as she sat in her vehicle.  The suspect fled the scene as a passenger in a maroon SUV leaving westbound on Taylor Industrial Pkwy.

The victim was transported to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center by the NRFD and subsequently life-flighted to Cleveland MetroHealth Hospital.

The motive for the crime is unknown at this time.  The identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of her family.  Anyone with information is asked to call the North Ridgeville Police Department at 440 327-2191.

UPDATE: 01-05-2018 Prior Media Release

The victim has been identified as 54 year old Jacqueline A Dienes from Avon, Ohio.

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