UPDATED: Sandusky man shot in head

Suspect still at large.
Sandusky Register Staff
Sep 24, 2013

A Sandusky man was shot in the head Monday morning at his Eddy Henry Way home, according to Sandusky police.

Despite the odds, Lee Donald, 34, is alive and talking at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

He was inside his home in the 1900 block of Eddy Henry Way when at about 4 a.m. he suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. Detectives are scrambling to whittle down the list of possible suspects, but as of Monday evening they had yet to make an arrest.

Emergency dispatchers received an exceptionally calm 911 call from a woman at about 4:10 a.m.

“I’m right here ... what’s the address?” the woman is heard saying to someone with her during the recorded 911 call. When the dispatcher asks her to explain the emergency, the woman replies, “Um, someone got shot.”

The call was then disconnected. The county’s dispatching system, which pinpoints the location of calls made to 911, traced the call to the home where Donald was shot.    At about the same time, officers received a call from Firelands Regional Medical Center, alerting them to a shooting victim in the emergency room, Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman said.

Hospital surveillance footage showed a dark SUV drop off Donald. Officers held a woman in custody Monday afternoon and searched her vehicle, as it matched the description of the SUV at the hospital, but she was released later in the day.

Her vehicle is not the one police are searching for, Wichman said. Detectives are still trying to find the person who dropped Donald off at the hospital.

Donald later told detectives he has no idea who shot him, Wichman said. He told police he was sitting in his living room watching television when he heard someone pounding on his door. He said he opened the door, but he remembers nothing beyond that.

Monday morning, detectives placed police tape around the home and processed the scene for several hours.

The main door had an apparent bullet hole in it, and officers found a handgun shell casing inside the house.

Officers also seized trace amounts of marijuana from the home, Wichman said.

Donald is a registered sex offender who has been charged with numerous crimes over the past 15 years, including rape, assault, trespassing, theft, menacing, disorderly conduct and various drug and traffic offenses, according to court documents. In September 2010, he was the victim of an apparent knife fight outside a Perkins Avenue bar.

At the time, he told police he had no idea who assaulted him, according to a past Register article.

At about 11 a.m. Monday, meanwhile, a group of Donald’s friends and relatives showed up at the hospital with plans to visit him, police said. Officers asked the group to leave, and they arrested Rayshawn Grant, 35, of the 1000 block of W. Washington St., charging him with disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Police have not speculated on a motive for the shooting, although Donald’s friends said they suspect it was related to an argument involving a woman.


A Sandusky man was shot once in the head at about 4 a.m. Monday inside his home on Eddy Henry Way, police said.

Lee Donald, 34, of the 1900 block of Eddy Henry Way, remains in the intensive care unit at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was conscious and answering detectives' questions when they spoke to him at the hospital shortly after the incident, Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman said.

Police are still gathering details and tracking down possible leads on suspects.

Wichman said a handgun was likely used in the assault, given the nature of Donald's wound.

Police were also called to the hospital later Monday morning when up to 15 people showed up, intending to visit Donald in the intensive care unit. One person was arrested at the hospital: Rayshaun Grant, 35, of Sandusky, was charged with disorderly conduct, police said.



Oh, so now posting FACTS is racism, gesh, You REALLY need to grow up.

His criminal record most likely will reveal why he was shot, its not as though he's hanging with very good people, and since your the only one who knew he was black its a very good possibility you 'hang' with him or know him, which would cause me to be careful not to trust you any more than I would trust him. You ARE judged by others with whom you hang with and how you act etc. I can't help it if you don't like the truth, just another reason for you to grow up and face the facts, his criminal record is much different than most.


His criminal record will reveal why he was shot? Ok, and still what does that have to do with why it was necessary to post it on here??? Are any of us here on this forum police investigators, investigating this shooting? So, again, what is the point for posting the criminal records of people on here? I'm STILL not understanding what the purpose of it is, and everyone is making rude and snide comments towards me, YET no one has given a GOOD, reasonable, understandable reason why it is necessary to constantly post people's criminal records on here? I'll wait.......


Article doesn't say anything about him being black. I have seen "white peoples" criminal records posted. If you're tired of seeing black people's criminal records posted-encourage them to STOP COMMITTING CRIMES. Otherwise, lock it up, SISTER.


Um......Mr. Donald is in the paper for a crime being committed against him, not for him committing a crime, SO.....Are you saying I should encourage people to stop getting shot?


Ms.psych must be his sista!


A portion of Shelby Street from Piece St. to Buchanan St. Renamed for Pastor Eddy Henry.


This is hilarious!!!!


What does Dr Phil say? Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.


Wow! Someone needs to take the shooter to the range.....


I'm glad his record was posted.


Once is an "occurrence"

Twice is a "coincidence"

Thrice is a "habit" (trend)

Dr. Mom and Dad taught ME that.

FYI: I've never been arrested, or intentionally broke the law. I do, however, have one twenty - year old speeding ticket.

It's all about life choices.


Sweet! Hope this sex offender bites the dust. Hey lee donald stop selling drugs and you just might not get shot in the head!


Ms.Psych101 just does not get it.


Ms.Psych101 posted." It simply does not matter what someone has done in their past".
If it does not matter what he did in his past, why would he have to register as a sex offender... Because Past behavior is all that matters in life. It shows what kind of character you have. How you value life and how you feel about others.


OMG.....this is the best post on here....someone go post this on Ms Psych 101's hand so HE/SHE can look at it every day for future reference.

Congratulations Castalian 920


Really? Past behavior is all that matters in life? So, in other words, what you are saying is that people do not have the ability to change their negative behaviors, IF they feel that it is necessary to do so? And, I AM NOT speaking of Mr. Donald - I am speaking in general terms. If you believe that people should still be judged strictly on their negative (past) behavior, even when their behavior in the present has evolved into being positive - then it is YOUR thought process that is screwed up, not mine.


Lady.....Freaking wake up. Look at this guys list of crimes. He has been given ample opportunity to change his life style and hasn't. Just one more low life off the streets. Sorry its the way NORMAL people feel.


Ms. Psych101, you think he has evolved? Into what? Give it a break sista. Maybe he can move in w/you and you can experience his" positive" life up close & personal.

Common Sense

To Ms. Psych101:
In general terms, those people who desire to change their lives for the better usually commit to doing just that PRIOR to creating a record of such length. You can only change when YOU want to change. Do you know the people involved? If so, are you certain that they want to change?


Obviously YOU (and a few others) missed the part where I said I was speaking in GENERAL TERMS, and was NOT speaking of Mr. Donald changing HIS ways - BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING of ANYBODY who may have prior bad and/or criminal behaviors, making a conscious effort to make positive changes in their lives - If said person/people have made an effort and have begun living a good and/or positive life, why should they continue to be judged on their past actions? That was my point - I WAS NOT SPEAKING OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS SITUATION - I was asking a GENERAL question of the original person who made the comment that he/she made about the only thing mattering in life is a person's PAST actions. If you read that comment MAYBE you would have understood what I was saying in MY original response......


He raped someone, he deserved to be shot in the head. Wish he would have died. There shouldn't be a rapist walking the streets. Hopefully someone will finish the job.

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They really need to learn how to pull the trigger twice.


I guess they figured a headshot was fatal. They guessed wrong. Not always. Its bad enough, but not always fatal. Depends on WHERE you hit them. And yes, TWO is better than one every time. This wasn't pro...you can tell that. Someone wanted this guy dead and sent a boy to do a man's job.


Don't they teach bullets are cheap? If something is worth shooting once, its worth shooting twice.


OR...use a bigger gun


So is the dude black or what?

he said she said

or what--does skin color matter?


Seeing that the comments fromMs.Psych101 are racial, it would be nice to know what color he is.


Don't you guys click links? Look 4 up from here in my post earlier, Da!