GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Garfield Heights police are looking for the driver a van who officers said was involved in a shooting Tuesday night.
Darold Alexander, 38, of Park Knoll, was shot in the back in his driveway at about 10:10 p.m. Police said the bullet exited out of his stomach. He was taken to Marymount Hospital and then flown by Lifeflight to MetroHealth Medical Center.
Alexander told police he did not know the suspected shooters. He had just returned home from Wendy's. Alexander's girlfriend, who was in the house when the shooting happened, said she heard a commotion at the door and saw a man enter their residence wearing a black ski mask and had a gun, which he pointed at her face.
The man fled out a side door. She ran upstairs, but ran back down when she heard Alexander yelling from the driveway.
Police, with the help of a Walton Hills canine, apprehended two men and a teenager who were inside a minivan fleeing from the area.
Vernell Jordan, 20, Bruce James, 24, and James Greathouse, 17, were taken to the city jail. The driver of the minivan fled the area on foot.
Police said two black ski masks were found in the van and one was in the woods where Jordan tried to hide. No gun was recovered, the police report said.
Police records showed Greathouse had open warrants for robbery, burglary and trespassing. Police said James had marijuana in his pants.
James and Jordan are being held on investigation of felonious assault and aggravated burglary. Greathouse was taken to juvenile detention.
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