Lorain - Lorain Police are searching for a suspected gang member on the run.
On Saturday, April 13th at approximately 7:18 PM, officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Javiaan Davis for driving erratically and in an unsafe manner.
Javiaan’s driving pattern indicated he possibly was under in influence of an intoxicant and Javiaan is only 18 years of age. Officers were also aware Javiaan is a member of a Southside Lorain criminal street gang and does not have a valid driver’s license.
When the officers initiated the traffic stop Javiaan slowed down as if he was going to comply. Javiaan was observed trying to manipulate something under the seat while still driving forward continuously striking the curb. After 14 seconds of appearing to pull over Javiaan accelerated traveling eastbound on East 29th St. near Wood Avenue.Recognizing the street as being a dead end and believing Javiaan had nowhere to go officers did not pursue.
Javiaan drove around the barricade and proceeded into the field traveling at an estimated 70 mph. Upon exiting the field at the other side Javiaan lost control of the vehicle and struck another car occupied by three Lorain citizens.
Davis' vehicle then flipped over. Officers arrived on scene and observed Javiaan crawl out of his vehicle and take off running.
He was able to elude the police. The three citizens were all transported to the hospital and later flown to Metro Hospital. A male who was in the vehicle Javiaan was driving was also transported to the hospital. While investigating the crash site, officers located a loaded handgun as well as an open bottle of alcohol.
Davis has several warrants through the Lorain Police Department as a result of this incident. Should anyone know his whereabouts, please contact the Lorain Police Department at (440) 204-2100 or the US Marshall Fugitive Task Force at (216) 522-2150.
Photos courtesy of The Lorain Police Department
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