Tue 2:33 p.m.: Man wanted for questioning in Sunset shooting to return to Warren today
Orlonzo Murry, a Warren man wanted by city police on a weapons charge and for questioning in the Jan. 1 fatal shooting at the Sunset Lounge, is expected to be booked into the Trumbull County Jail later today.
Warren Police Lt. Jeff Cole said officers went to Columbus to take Murry into custody earlier today. Cole said he expects Murry to be arraigned on a weapons charge sometime Wednesday.
Warren police said they are not treating Murry as a suspect in the Jan. 1 shooting but as a person of interest wanted on a separate firearms charge.
Police said based on their investigation they believe Murry was at the East Market Street club at the time of the shooting. The club has since closed.
Murry, who was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday in Columbus by U.S. Marshals, was wanted on a warrant on the charge of having a weapon in a liquor establishment — the Sunset Lounge.
Municipal Court records show the warrant for Murry was issued Jan. 15. It lists a Bennett Avenue N.W. address for him.
Warren police confirmed they had been looking for Murry since shortly after the shooting and realized he had left the area. Police said they do not know why Murry was in Columbus and are not aware of any ties he has to that area.
Cory Blackwell, 25, of Warren was fatally shot after a fight broke out on the dance floor of the controversial club during a New Years party, according to police reports. The shooting also left a Warren woman wounded in the foot. Police found Blackwell outside the bar.
A judge in Franklin County set Murrys bond at $10,000 at a hearing on Monday. If he had posted bail, he could have been released from Franklin County and would have had to report to Warren on his own.
As of this afternoon he had not posted bail, leaving the door open for Warren police to take him into custody and move him to Trumbull County.
No other arrests have been made in the case.