MEDINA — A 22-year-old Cleveland man was arrested in Brunswick Tuesday evening, charged with shooting someone in Medina’s Ray Mellert Park and forcing a woman at gunpoint to drive him out of town.
Greg Prince was charged with felonious assault for the shooting and kidnapping for holding the woman at gunpoint.
According to Medina Police, Prince shot 32-year-old Jose Algarin, of Medina, in the back right side of his head at about 7:30 p.m. Algarin was driven to Medina Hospital by his girlfriend’s brother, David Conley, and transported via helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
A hospital spokeswoman said Algarin was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon. Police reported Algarin was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to have the bullet removed from his skull.
Police said Prince fled to his cousin’s home at Union Square Apartments on West Union Street, adjacent to the park. His cousin, Diamond Glenn, reported Prince told her he’d just shot someone and forced her at gunpoint to drive him away from the scene.
Glenn was in contact with family members through her phone and they forwarded information on to Medina Police. Prince’s uncle talked him into surrendering at McDonald’s in Brunswick, where Prince was arrested.
Prince released Glenn unharmed, and Brunswick Police recovered a Rohm .22-caliber revolver from him.
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