Gunshots were fired early Friday morning at a Milan Road hotel after a dispute among Cleveland-area teens who were staying in Perkins Township after their prom, police said.
Michael Kidd, 19; Jaqueze Dudley, 20; Trevon Johnson, 18; Richard Lee, 18; and two boys, 16 and 17, were all charged with disorderly conduct. Lee, Johnson and the two boys were also charged with underage consumption.
Perkins police never located a weapon at the scene, and the people involved had no weapons. Officers did find one spent round lodged in the side of a vehicle, according to a police report.
Shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, numerous residents reported hearing multiple gunshots near the Fairfield Inn at Milan and Bogart roads, the report said.
When officers swarmed the scene, they found Dudley, Johnson and a woman. Dudley had just emerged from behind the building, out of breath. He said a group of teens in a Black Escalade just shot at him, then peeled away from the area, the report said.
Johnson then explained 12 different Cleveland-area schools had just held proms, with many students traveling to Sandusky-area hotels afterward for trips to Kalahari Resorts and Cedar Point. He had received a text a short while before the shots were fired from his pregnant girlfriend, informing him that people were smoking marijuana and drinking in a hotel room with her, the report said.
Angered that people were smoking around the pregnant teen, Johnson went to the room and yelled for everyone to get out.
The group Johnson later accused of shooting at him claimed Johnson was wielding a handgun when he entered the room, the report said.
Johnson, however, said several of the men he’d kicked out of the room were actually the ones who fired on him, the report said.
When he left the room to give a friend a ride, he saw Kidd staring him up and down. When Johnson asked Kidd what he wanted to do about the incident, Kidd walked away as if he was going to retrieve something, Johnson said.
Johnson said he then heard gunshots, but didn’t see where they came from, the report said.
Erie County deputies located the second group and their Black Escalade at a U.S. 250 hotel near Mason Road. That group said everyone was hanging out in the room when Johnson “pulled out a chrome handgun, yelling for everybody to leave because his baby mother was pregnant,” the report said.
Kidd also had what appeared to be counterfeit bills printed on copy paper in the Escalade, the report said. Kidd told police the bills were for a class project.
Officers conducted gunshot residue tests on all those involved, so additional charges could follow. Officers plan to contact Kidd later regarding the currency, the report said.