Canton, Ohio – the town made famous for Daniel Harless, the raving lunatic cop who threatened to shoot a concealed carry licensee back in 2011 – is back on our radar in more recent days. It seems a trio of young black men decided to rob the local “stop and rob” with disastrous results.
Two of them enjoyed slow, painful deaths following the encounter and now the baby momma of one of them wants you to make a donation to pay for his funeral expenses! More on the funeral expenses fundraising campaign in a moment, but first, the story and videos of the incident:
3rd suspect still at large after armed robbery attempt in Canton leaves 2 dead
Canton, OH (NewsNet5.com) – Canton Police released surveillance video and audio from a 911 call, in connection to an armed robbery attempt at a gas station Monday night that left two suspects dead .
Investigators say 21-year-old Ronnie Lawson and 23-year-old Antonio Gracia died from gunshot wounds sustained in a shootout with an armed store clerk.
Police say a third suspect is still at large.
The shooting happened at the Marathon gas station on 9th Street Southwest in Canton just before 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
Police say the three suspects entered the store armed with guns and exchanged gunfire with one of two clerks inside.
“The employee states that he’d been shot during a robbery attempt by three masked subjects,” said Canton Police Captain Dave Davis. “The employee stated that he did return fire striking the robbers during this incident.”
Interior store video:
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Here’s a link to the video on Facebook, posted by Canton PD.
It’s hard to run away when your pants are hanging down on your thighs. Especially when your leg doesn’t work so well after getting yourself perforated a few times.
Anyway, it’s time to meet some of the cast of characters.
Police were unable to question the thugs to discover the identity of the third compatriot as the two are no longer with us.
Ronnie Lawson – aka Rosae Lawson – needs buried and his baby momma put up a “Go Fund Me” page, supposedly to collect money for his funeral expenses. Here’s his GoFundMe page from Wednesday, September 24th:
Seems the folks at Go Fund Me weren’t really impressed with their good name associated with paying for an armed robber’s funeral. Thursday, September 25th, the same page looked like this:
His baby momma, Ariel Evans, who is now single, with the gentle teddy bear Ronnie Lawson (via Facebook):
Ronnie’s no stranger to fame and publicity. While every mother likes to see their kid featured in the hometown newspaper, we’re not sure Ronnie’s fame is the sort of newspaper account most moms want.
He was featured as the fugitive of the week in The Canton Rep on March 23rd, 2014.
Here are some more photos of Ronnie Lawson from Facebook.
And one of him stoned… or so he bragged.
And one of him flashing his cash to impress his friends.
Here’s an idea, Ronnie: Why don’t you use that wad of cash to pay for your funeral instead of asking other people to foot the bill? Or better yet, try working a job instead of robbing hard-working folks to get your wad of cash.