Lone Gunman Shoots into Oberlin Home
A late afternoon shooting resulted in an arrest but no injuries last Thursday. According to a report from the Oberlin City Police Department, 22-year-old Marshall Ranzy, a resident of nearby Pittsfield Township, allegedly opened fire on a private home on Grovelands Street while people were inside.
At the time of the shooting, three adults occupied the house. In a 911 call made from a nearby BP station at around 4:30 p.m., one of the residents told police that the occupants of the house knew the alleged shooter.
Prior to the shooting the subject demanded money. As he left, he fired five shots through the kitchen window. One bullet broke the window, some rounds lodged themselves in the window frame and others went into the kitchen. After shooting into the house, the man drove away in his red and silver 1994 pick-up in an unknown direction.
In an unsuccessful search for the subject, Oberlin police officers joined with deputies from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and a Deputy United States Marshal. The getaway pickup was later found and identified, but Mr. Ranzy remained at large and warrants were issued for Felonious Assault and Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation.
The following morning, Oberlin police were aided by members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in the search for Mr. Ranzy.
“Due to the intense efforts of the NOVF Task Force, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Marshall Ranzy surrendered to officers at the Oberlin Police Department,” stated a press release issued by Oberlin Police Captain Clifton Barnes.
The accused was served with the assault and firearm charges as well as a third charge for tampering with evidence.
The incident was the third involving guns in Oberlin last week. Previously two Oberlin College students were robbed at gunpoint by men on bicycles, and a woman outside of the IGA supermarket was menaced by a man with a gun, but was not robbed because she had no money on her at the time.