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Cleveland man charged in drive-by shooting in city’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood

September 13, 2018

Cleveland man charged in drive-by shooting in city’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man is accused of shooting a man five times in a drive-by that happened last month in the city’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

Timothy Lanier, 26, is charged with felonious assault in the Aug. 18 shooting on East 143rd Street near Kinsman Road, according to court records.

Lanier is not in custody but a warrant was issued Tuesday for his arrest.

A 22-year-old man was shot five times total in the right leg, left arm, lower back and chest, according to a police report.

The man said a white car drove by him just after 2:30 a.m., and someone inside the car shot him. The man did not offer any information about the shooter, but witnesses said they heard the man saying he knew who shot him, the police report says.

Cleveland EMS took the man to University Hospitals for treatment.

Detectives identified Lanier as a suspect by speaking to witnesses, court records say.

Lanier’s criminal history includes prior convictions for aggravated assault, carrying a concealed weapon, tampering with evidence and having weapons under disability, according to Cuyahoga County court records.

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