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Bullet rips through Reese Street home

Melissa Topey • Jul 7, 2010 at 1:41 AM


Shots rang out, once again, in the streets of Sandusky.

A bullet came within inches of hitting 29-year-old Javan Jordan on Tuesday morning, piercing a Reese Street home and smashing into the living room wall behind him. 

Jordan was sitting on the couch inside 404 Reese St. at 2:32 a.m., watching Avatar, when the bullet ripped through the home. 

“I was about half asleep,” Jordan said. “Somebody was out there arguing. I couldn’t hear what they were saying.”

Then he heard five gunshots. 

“I just ducked. I ran into the hallway,” he said.

When police arrived, Jordan still had fragments of drywall on him. 

Jordan is staying at the home with his two brothers, Marco and Michael Roane.

A 17-year-old teenager who has often been seen in the Reese Street area was outside the home just before the shooting, arguing with another group in a vehicle.

The teenager may have been the intended target of the shooting, police said.

“He knows who shot,” Marco Roane said.

No one was reported injured in the shooting. Police are still trying to track down the shooters, as well as the teenager, Sandusky police Det. John Orzech said.

“There are some leads we are working on,” Orzech said.

The gunshots shattered the window of Michael Roane’s 1994 Grand Marquis. He said he’d been sitting inside the car just a few hours before the shooting, listening to music.

Police retrieved a bullet from a panel in the back seat of the car.

This is the sixth shooting in the past month in Sandusky — or seven, if including the Sandusky ambulance whose windshield was shattered by an unknown projectile last week.  

Police have stepped up patrols in targeted areas, while city commissioners took to the street last Friday in an effort to understand the recent outbreak of violence.

Other recent stories on shootings in Sandusky: 

Vandals shoot at passing ambulance 

Sandusky leaders confer about shootings 

North Larchmont shooting 

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