UPDATED: Suspected Christmas shooter arrested

He and his cohorts face attempted murder and related charges after firing a flurry of bullets, one of which pierced the wall of a Dixon Drive home
Courtney Astolfi
Dec 26, 2013

UPDATE 8:01 p.m.: Sedric Cook has been arrested.

Read more in Thursday's Sandusky Register and look for updates here

Previous story:

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Christmas, Bernard Hall got into a heated argument with people at the home where the mother of his children were at, according to a Sandusky police report.

Hall left, the residents told police, but said he'd be back.

Hall reappeared at the home a short while later, with his two sisters and Sedric Cook in tow, the report said.

As Hall's two sisters argued with a sister of a woman in the home, Hall argued with the woman's son. 

Cook allegedly retreated to their vehicle and began firing multiple bullets at the woman's son. The man ran and managed to avoid being hit, but one stray bullet penetrated the wall of a Dixon Drive home, nearly striking a woman sitting in her living room, the report said.

Hall, Cook, and Hall's two sisters then drove away from the area and have not been seen since, Sandusky police Sgt. Scott Dahlgren said.

Prosecutors authorized an attempted murder charge for Cook, and a complicity to attempted murder charge for Hall, the report said.

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Comments

YoMamma

They were raised in a bad home. They just don't know any better.

samiam

Yeah, that's why they ran away!

fredy63

Charles`s report is unbelievable... I just got McLaren F1 after bringing in $5153 this past four weeks and would you believe, ten grand this past month. this is actually the easiest-work Ive ever had. I actually started 7-months ago and right away began to earn minimum $87... per-hour. you could try this out http://ow.ly/s6wc4

santown419

Just like you go figure!!

Raoul Duke

It must really suck to be a young black man in Sandusky, and have all the white people look at you like you are a dangerous criminal, because of these dudes.

santown419

Its not all white people most understand it isn't all blacks. Its just a few who does for their own personal reasons. A lot of whites have biracial relatives.

Keanna Hall

Nall we was raised in a good home. its called protecting ya family silly.

camero

oh shut up

ladydye_5

"They were raised in a bad home"....isn't that just an excuse for more bad behavior? Many people are raised in less than ideal circumstances, not all of them grow up to be THUGS that go around shooting people. Sounds to me like these people are nothing more than common street trash. Grow up and act like human beings. If you cannot act like civilized human beings QUIT procreating. Your gene pool is pretty shallow.

grandmasgirl

I might be wrong, but I think "Yomamma" was being sarcastic.

Kingsin

grandmasgirl, you're not wrong- some are just a little thick that's all.

ladydye_5

Ok. Point taken. BUT they should still STOP procreating. They need to grow up and act like adults. The story states they have children. So yet again the children will grow up watching this and learn. The cycle is vicious.

Brick Hamland

In that case we should give them a medal, maybe even a parade in their honor that they haven't killed anyone yet... key to cleaning the streets is the punishiment passed out by the municourt judge to keep these guys off the streets and send messages to those carrying guns and firing at others

LabMan

Google Matt Steele Super modified grip and you will see why they hit noone.

Restless1

Worse than animals!

419og

awww here we go

mikeylikesit

they couldn't stick around, they were running late for their Mensa meeting..

Kingsin

you couldn't wire 18 of these guys together with brain electrodes and hope to come near the intellect required for admittance into Mensa. It's a good thing that most criminals are that dumb- they usually catch themselves, spill their guts on everybody including their own family, help the prosecution during their trial by acting like idiots in front of the jury.....

mikeylikesit

true, maybe they were running late for work?

santown419

So what's your excuse just to dumb.

Kingsin

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Kingsin

He got to arguing with the brother- who's great grandma then got involved, which in turn caused his mother's uncles third cousin twice removed.....

BabyMomma

Merry Christmas.

Love614

No one is born with all 52 cards. It's what you do with the hand you are dealt that matters.

Kingsin

You're right- now "go fish"...

topcop1991

Sure am glad I no longer live in Thugusky!~

toredown11

And people wonder why some people, like me, want stricter gun laws!

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2cents

Yep! It is against the law to try to kill someone, so we need stricter murder laws? Maybe new levels 0.05 degree murder, 0.10 degree murder then 1.0 degree murder. Yep that will stop the jack a-- from committing these crimes!

ladydye_5

You honestly think that STRICTER gun laws would have stopped this??? Have you seen or heard about the murder rates in Chicago? Where guns are banned? Do you think criminals or these thugs would adhere to gun laws? If you believe that hand holding lolly pop bull crap, I have some swamp land to sell ya too!

toredown11

I know that Fox News likes to point to Chicago as being the haven of gun violence in this country, but that isn't quite true. Chicago ranks #11 in gun murders in major US cities (even Cleveland ranks a few notches higher). Unfortunately for the citizens of Chicago, the rest of the state doesn't have very strict gun laws. 47% of guns used in violent crimes in Chicago were bought outside of city lines but in Illinois (you only have to drive 20-25 minutes from downtown to buy a gun)and the other 53% of guns were brought in from out of state.

I also never hear anyone from the Right bring up New York City when talking about the effects of restrictive gun laws (basically the same laws as in Chicago). New York City's firearms death rate is less than half of the national average (4.3 per 100,000 compared to the national rate of 10 per 100,000). Part of their success? The rest of the state has better than average restrictive gun laws.

beepx22

NYC is close to 500 shooting deaths this year also, and that's not including the NYPD who can't seem to hit anyone but innocent bystanders.

Darwin's choice

Do you mean like the "no guns allowed" city of Chicobama? That's working very well there.....

toredown11

Do you know why the gun laws don't work in Chicago? Because you only have to drive 20 miles from downtown Chicago to buy a gun. If you know anything about the area, you know that you can drive right outside of Chicago to towns like Riverdale or Evanston and buy a gun.

I'm talking about background checks on all gun purchases and all guns being registered to the owner by serial number. I'd also like to see guns classified, with each having its own restriction. Non-semi automatic rifles and shotguns would have the lowest class (I'll call it Class A) with less restrictions and it would go from there. For the higher class weapons, I'd like buyers to have to show a need for the weapon and explain why a Class A weapon wouldn't suffice their need. For hand guns, I'd like to see something like they've got in Australia: To be eligible, the buyer must serve a probationary period of 12 months, the first 6 months using club handguns, then in the remainder of the last 6 month probationary licence, an application may be made for a permit to acquire. A minimum number of matches yearly to retain each category of handgun and be a financial member of an approved Pistol Club (source - Australian NSW Police Force). I'd also see restrictions on clips.

Do I think that something like what I described would ever be carried out in America? Never. Even though every newspaper that I open has a story about a family member killing another family member because they mistook them for an intruder or teenagers playing with a handgun and one of them gets accidentally shot, let alone all of the rampant gun violence on the streets, we will never pass anything. Americans are either too stubborn or too stupid to realize that the 2nd Amendment wasn't set up so that every Tom, Dick or Harry was walking around packing heat...that, plus the fact that the NRA owns more than half of the politicians and since the NRA is owned by gun manufacturers, they want to sell more guns at any cost.

I'm not ready to throw in the towel and say the criminals win because they'll still find a way to get a gun. Yes, that's true, but why not make it as hard as possible for them to get guns? Even if we did enact everything that I suggested, we probably wouldn't see much difference in my lifetime, but I'm sure my kids would grow up in a less violent society and my grandchildren definitely would. I'll settle for that.

BabyMomma

That was a extra long fart

mikeylikesit

ha! true..

ladydye_5

So what about law enforcement? Do they just throw sticks at criminals? OR sling shots? And if you allow them to have firearms are they allowed to have an off duty guns? In your perfect world the criminals will be the ONLY ones that will have guns and the "law abiding" citizens will be the ones without. That is NOT a world I want to live in.

Darwin's choice

You make my point, criminals will find a way to get a gun!

With over 800 million in private hands now, just what do you propose to do to keep these thugs from getting a weapon?

santown419

+1

SamAdams

Sure, make more gun laws. Know who would obey them? The good guys, who ALREADY obey the law and don't use their firearms to commit crimes! Know who wouldn't? The BAD guys, who already break laws against robbery, assault, murder, etc.

The bad guys get firearms not by driving 20 miles to buy them legally, but by stealing them or by buying them from people who stole them. The bad guys aren't, and never will be, subject to background checks, registration, etc. And, being bad guys, one more (or a dozen more) law isn't going to stop them.

No, what more gun laws do is infringe the rights of the law abiding and make it more and more difficult to DEFEND against the bad guys.

You clearly need to check the FBI's own statistics, read some Gary Kleck (a professor who WAS anti-gun until he bothered to actually study the facts), and read some John Lott (a professor from CHICAGO who actually also has a clue). You need to read up on history, both older and more recent, that shows registration ALWAYS leads to confiscation, and that banning guns has no appreciable effect on suicide or crime (only the weapon changes, not the stats), though it DOES tend to cause dramatic increases in the commission of crimes, including violent crimes, against law-abiding citizens the bad guys now know for a fact are incapable of mounting an effective defense.

Don't like guns? Guns scare you? Don't trust yourself to defend yourself? Okay. Don't own a gun. But how dare you suggest that I'M irresponsible, or that I'M not capable?

If you're bothering to look at crime rates, then take a look at places like Vermont (where the only requirement to carry concealed is that you WANT to). Take a look at Alaska (which has adopted the same "criteria" as Vermont). Search for the myriad stories in the news EVERY DAY where people have SAVED lives with guns (though the mainstream media tends to ignore those in favor of murder and mayhem, the estimates are that between one and two MILLION self defense cases occur annually -- that's as opposed to crimes that result in victims numbers "only" in the thousands).

Until ATTITUDES change, guns won't just be available but will be a NECESSITY. You want more laws that won't do any good? Fine. Let's make a law that says you need to be nice to other people. It'll work just about as well, but with the added bonus that nobody will be HURT as a result.

LabMan

Well said Sam !

Dr. Information

Sam, bleeding liberals just do not get that criminals do not follow the rules. The only thing more laws will do is hinder the law abiding citizen.

You will never stop violent crime and anyone who says they can is just full of it.

YoMamma

Their just misunderstood youth. They just need more help from uncle Obama. The gun had a mis-fire cause he couldn't afford to get it fixed. His daddy was/is in prison and never taught him how to handle a firearm. He noticed the house needed some additional ventilation cause the windows were sweating.

santown419

Like your brother the junkie who stole from his kid. I guess trash run in your family. Sorry your dad/ grandpa didn't raise you better miss mamma.

BabyMomma

Surprise....it's sparkling wiggles!

mikeylikesit

life aint easy for sparkling wiggles. no time off, even on Christmas..

santown419

Surprise its your mom dad uncles kids miss sparkling wiggles herself. Your husband slash wife must be a proud sparkling wiggle itself.

margaritaville88

LIKE!! BabyMomma

santown419

You would we know how your parents raised you.

queenjhb

father of the year award goes to? We need conflict resolution classes in all 12 grades. Someday maybe, until then, don't be fruitful & don't multiply.

God Of Thunder

Everyone's a hero when it's 5 on 1 or they have a gun in their hand. Try taking on someone 1 on 1 you gutless wimps.

Kingsin

You know, when you make friends- make sure they're not actually cohorts. Never have read a story yet that ended well when you're hanging around cohorts...

one_sandusky_dad

All of these things going on in our city is just crazy. Over the years we have seen violence grow to an all time high. We have many police officers we cannot trust. Why is that they wonder? So many are corrupt. We have sex offender officers. Officers threating each other at work over sexting each others wives. They get there jobs back. We have officers who lie. Oficers going home, officers urinating off boat docks. For goodness sakes perkins police chief McClung was a thief in office. We have no reason to trust any officers on the force at this time. What happened to good one. Lonnie newell. Officer alexander. Major ruffin, charlie ulmer, bob hemmer. These were just some of the ones u could trust. So now we are forced to worry about our own protection an that of our families. This leads me to a very easy decision as a gun owner. I wont hesitate to take a life for my family or my neighbor, friends or even an innocent citizen. We need to put a stop to the violence stop letting criminals escape the law. Or dirtbags like clinton who go to jail get out to hurt more people. The law needs to realize when a crime is committed we have a right to a jury trial. Now do u thing 12 members of a jury are going to be convicting citizens cleaning up the trash. I sure wont. No need to put me on a jury. If mr nick fee would have gotten clinton do u think I would have ever gave a vote for guilty? No Way. Maybe this is the answer to take back our city. Cause are police, judges an courts dont seem to be able to. Alot of time judges are limited an other times the choices they makehurt us worse. A person behind on child support or a d.u.i gets more time then an assault, a rape an even a robbery. How is this even possible. The law protects the evil before it helps the good ones. If there is minimal punishment for crimes these criminals wont stop. Domestic disputes are way to common. First thing the law does is blame the man. No benefit of doubt. It goes both ways. An wake up women. If u get hit by your guy stop staying till your dead or in hospital. He wont stop. Have more respect for yourself. Guys if your woman calls the law every arguement to get u in trouble stay away. An if courts were more fair on cases involving children u might see a change. When the court takes away visitation for parents who lie nust to hurt the other parent violence becomes a way out unfortunetly. Or when one man pays child support faithfully but goes to jail for getting behind its awful. Because there are some guys who dont pay for years an those women get no help. Why are some above the law. Comes down to crooked case workers. Take a look at why some violnce happens an u will find some can be prevented.

LuckOfTheIrish

The one in the black shirt looks like a pre-tattooed lil Wayne.

santown419

He does look like a poor lil wayne!

AEversole

2 and amendment fool....get over it.... I think it he gun laws are to tight now.. It is our right to protect our families and property against criminals.... Detroit for instance is like Baghdad and it takes their under staffed police an hour to come to your rescue when thugs are raping your wife and stealing her jewelry box from her great aunt, and it is your right and duty as an American to bust a 45 cal. Round into the head if the trash that thinks its OK to steal, rob , and commit crimes on another mans property.. So don't give me this sob story on we need tighter gun laws . its crap and garbage. And most people that get shot is from a criminal who isn't allowed to possess a gun any way , the others are typically some dummy that doesn't know what he us doing or was storing his gun where his 12 yr old son can get it and shoot his classmates... All of which should have been avoided.

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the unsilent ma...

I usually dont agree with you on alot of subjects but im 100% with you on this one

YoMamma

Kill them all and let God sort them out!

pepenik99

Scary! They even scare their own families. Really makes Sandusky look bad......

SamAdams

If the City of Sandusky is looking into any infrastructure improvements, is there any chance we can find a way to add contraceptives to the water supply?

White Owl

I know this is a radical suggestion, but rather than placing the burden on women for contraception shouldn't we research and develop readily reversible semi permanent male contraception?. In other words when a male is financially able to support his child, society will turn the plumbing back on.

starryeyes83

Just buy a bunch of c**k cages. ;]

deertracker

This sounds like a domestic issue to me. Some of you REALLY need to get a life. All of this talk about guns and contraceptives is ridiculous.

Kingsin

Thinking about it, I believe the two go hand in hand- a lubricated condom inside out and stretched over the barrel of my gun would probably be an excellent way to inhibit rust.... Sorry, going now to get myself a life... LOL

BabyMomma

And the opinion nobody was waiting for, yours. Shut it Bambi

Kingsin

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BabyMomma

So take you are "Sparkling Wiggles" hatred? That makes no sense. Anyhow, I have posted the same thing on white peoples pictures as well. To me it isn't a skin color thing as much as it is a lifestyle thing. There is a abundance of white "sparkling wiggles" around here as well as some brown "sparkling wiggles". My hatred for Deertracker has been building for a couple years. He attacked me when I was under a different screen name a couple times. He means not to me. As for my racism..........it is geared towards trash of all shapes, races, genders, wealth, colors, and political parties. I try to hate everyone equally. And my sense of humor is on point. I love getting people fired up on here, it's part of the fun.

santown419

Why are you lieing you don't even comment on white people let alone call them sparkling wiggles.

BabyMomma

I suppose you read every comment on every story on here? If so....get a job.

BabyMomma

I hope you didn't think I commented on your comment. I was telling Deertracker to shut it. Just to clarify

Kingsin

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starryeyes83

Just remember how you reply to generalized statements.

What? No Bible quotes on this thread.

Damn, Kingsin ( love the last three letters BTW)

you disappoint me. ;]

Keanna Hall

It ain't no domestic issue. Shordy just mad that my brother didnt wanna be with her. Now they making my brothers out of bad guys.

Kingsin

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Keanna Hall

First of this is they sister. Dont none of yall people know what happen while yall giving yall opinions. An to whoever commented an said about them being raised in a bad home aint got nothing to do with nothing. My brothers wasnt in the wrong they was taught to fight together period. An they grown so they can do as they please.