Lorain man Arrested on Homicide Charges


Joshua Oquendo

Joshua Oquendo

Cleveland, OH - On Thursday, April 29th, 2021 around 5:45 p.m., Lorain Police Officers responded to E. 29th St. on a call of a traffic accident. Arriving officers discovered a dark colored Nissan in a yard at the intersection of E. 29th St. and Gary Ave. The vehicle had struck several vehicles before coming to rest in the yard. Contact was made with the driver, 36-year old Edwin J. Guzman of Lorain, who was still in the Nissan, and discovered that he had sustained several gunshot wounds.

LifeCare was called to the scene and transported Guzman to Mercy Hospital, where he later died. 

After an intense 5 day investigation into the shooting death of Guzman, Det. Chris Colon of the Lorain Police obtained a Murder warrant for 28-year old Joshua Oquendo of Lorain. Oquendo is currently being held at the Lorain County Jail on charges related to the homicide The investigation is on-going, but no additional suspects are being sought.

Anyone having additional information concerning this incident should call 440-204-2195.

Photo courtesy of Lorain Police Department

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