‘Jason, stay with me buddy’: 911 caller named suspect, tried to help victim in fatal Hamilton shooting

A shooting was reported on Madison Avenue in Hamilton on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

A 911 caller named the suspect in a deadly shooting last week in Hamilton as others tried to help the wounded victim.

Jason Simpson, 47, was shot at about 10:30 a.m. May 20 outside a Madison Avenue residence. Minutes later, Nicholas Lorenz, 40, was arrested and charged with murder for his death.

The men knew each other, there was a confrontation, Simpson was shot and Lorenz fled the scene, according to Hamilton police.

There were witnesses, and police received information needed to find the suspect because of those witnesses, they said.

“Our officers arrived quickly and with the assistance of several witnesses and neighbors they were able to track the suspect who only fled a short distance,” Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said.

The suspect first fled in a vehicle then on foot but was arrested without incident.

A female caller cried and screamed at she told the 911 dispatcher, “A man has been shot. Please hurry, please hurry. He is bleeding bad.”

The woman screams, “Jason, stay with me buddy,” while others are heard attempting CPR and applying pressure to his wounds as instructed by the dispatcher.

When asked if she knew who shot the victim, the caller said, “Yes I do, it was Nick Lorenz.”

Witnesses also were able to provide a part of a license number and the make of the vehicle the suspect was driving.

Lorenz, of Warvel Road, is being held in lieu of $1 million bond. He is scheduled to be back Friday for a preliminary hearing in Hamilton Municipal Court.

Hamilton shooting
Hamilton shooting

A shooting was reported at about 10:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Madison Avenue in Hamilton on Thursday, May 20, 2021, according to emergency dispatchers. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
A shooting was reported at about 10:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Madison Avenue in Hamilton on Thursday, May 20, 2021, according to emergency dispatchers. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF