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.



Whoa! That answers my question!


Thanks 2Cents, I didn't see your first post. I didn't know he was arrested for corruption of a minor.

Amazing, I could never imagine anyone thinking of shooting this guy after reading all the crimes HE committed against others.




Don't forget deertracker, that psychotic stalker makes special time each and every day to comment on how I'm such a racist. Gotta love how a white man who wears droopy drawers and his cap sideways automatically believe he now knows what it's like to be a black man. What a loser.


Hilarious that you think I am a white guy trying to be black. Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to get that a lot. Especially over the phone or at job interviews. Too bad resumes don't come with pictures. I wish THEY could have seen their faces when I would show up. PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!! Droopy drawers? Who says that anymore? I think you mean saggin'! Spell it backwards and I am sure you will be using the term! You are such a clown! Really!

P.S. Yes we do know how to type!

Pastor Ron

Imagine that...... a registered sex offender and drug dealer got a bullet to the head. Gee it must have just been random.

he said she said

The man was shot in the head and since I was not there I cannot and will not try to say how it happened or who did it and I personally don't care what the color of his skin is. He a person first and whatever else he has done in the past is a mute point right now. We are not the judge or jury for his past nor are any of us his Higher Power that he has to answer to when all is said and done.
As for the ones that tried to boraguard themselves into the ICU, we have all been in a situation where emotions are running high and do not always have the best judgment. I am not saying what they did was right but in their mindset, they were not thinking clearly. I'm sure they are thinking about how idiotic it was to try it.


This person needs a bandaid and a bus ticket.(one way)


This person needs a bandaid and a bus ticket.(one way)


I was in Indiana last week and the news was Saturday's news was all about 18 people shot in one apartment complex and included in the deaths was a three year old infant. Nothing in the National news that I read. I just assumed it was an "Indian Raid" or another Muslim shooting.


I'm going to play detective, Ha! Ha! Let's see, No witness, No leads, No weapon, and No finger prints. First I'll check his record and see what He's been up to. Wow, look at the victims and potentially the families of the victims. Drug supplier, was He dealing, steal drugs, or owe money? I'll bet the list will be over 50 if they don't come up with an immediate lead.


Fifteen people trying to get in his hospital room says it all.


When someone defends a person to the extent that MsPych101 has, it is usually because they are related to the victim. No one deserves to be shot. However, my mom used to tell me that if you hang around with losers, you will lose. He might be in pain, but I think of the person he raped and the pain they went through.


Firstly, I do not even know this man personally. My entire point was (obviously it was lost to you and other people who keep making snide comments towards me) that I do not understand, or see a valid reasoning for why EVERY TIME a black person is in the Sandusky Register concerning anything criminal based or otherwise, there are those who absolutely feel the need to post the person's criminal record on here. MY WHOLE POINT IS/WAS, WHY IS IT NECESSARY AT ALL TO POST A PERSON'S CRIMINAL RECORD ON HERE? I am not DEFENDING Mr. Donald - I am simply wondering why it was necessary to post his criminal record? And yet again my question or rather the POINT of my question will be lost, so therefore I will not hold my breath waiting for a LOGICAL answer to this question!

Simple Enough II

Because, maybe it puts light to why it could have happen to this person. Look most incidents of violence in Erie county have a common thread to them, "drug activity".


As a person who is also recovering from a brain injury, I am thankful that this person is conscious. I hope that since you and I have both faced death in the face, you understand now that you have to change your lifestyle and that you find your way on the right path. Race doesn't matter, be thankful you are alive.


Does anyone know if any local bank has set up an account for donations. It sounds like he may be laid up for a while. Does he have a family to support.


Yes, Let's all donate to the "Send him to Old Sparky Fund".

*eyeroll* ;]


LMAO, yeah right, you are likely already donating through medicaid and the welfare system. The apts on eddy way are all metro housing units.


This type of comment is what Ms.Psych101 is making a point about. You absolutely would not have made that comment if the guy was white. That is just a fact.


Personally, I have made those exact comments about white criminals , right on this very web site. So yes, I have and have No qualms, whatsoever, saying it to someone's face whether they be white, black, brown, yellow, red, green or purple or striped.

Period. A thug is a thug and a criminal is a criminal. If public hangings would still be around, I bet that would reduce the crime rate some.


"Does he have a family to support"

Wanna borrow a calculator : )

TKeegan73's picture

There must be something in the water supply in the Erie and Huron County area that causes severe ignorance with a slight case of stupidity. Come on! Seriously!? Who in their right mind would want to donate money to a Sex Offender for one and not to mention all the other charges he has had. The only monetary donation I would give for someone like him would be a "Donation for Castration" fund! I have no sympathy for someone like that no matter what their skin color may be. MsPsycho was so quick to throw a race card on the table that it just makes it obvious that her intentions were to stir up a racial dispute. People like that are called "Drama Queens" from where I come from and are usually avoided by a large majority of people like they have the plague. If statistics were taken correctly I bet you would find that there are far more racist's in the black population than there is in the cracker population but what do I know, I'm just poor white trash with an education and intelligence. :O)


I agree. Maybe donate another bullet!


Instead of an ambulance the cops should have called the one he raped to help him, or the parents of any kids that are hooked on drugs from his dealings, or how about the parents of the child he corrupted.

Those who posted a defense of this scum reveals a lot about themselves as well.

The criminal records of criminals are PUBLIC, they are public to PROTECT CITIZENS, allowing us to be warned and careful. Those offended about his criminal record being post has no respect from me, its obvious you have no respect for the protection of society.

Stop It


Simple Enough II

That's an old one from the marine corps days!

Stop It

Any military outfit. Not just the Marines.


Judging by all these judgmental comments, I judge that judging must be OK…as long as you’re not a Christian. ◔_◔

Stop It

I used to be a christian. But who judges an abortion more than you? (as whatever opinion you have more than you?)