Lorenz is housed in the county jail in lieu of $1.1 million bond.
The men knew each other, there was a confrontation, Simpson was shot while sitting on a porch, according to Hamilton police.
Tracie Stewart, a friend of the Simpson family, said there was a property dispute and Lorenz had threatened to kill Simpson.
“He was sitting on the front porch when he (Lorenz) pulled up. Jason had nowhere to go,” Stewart said.
Simpson was a “great” father and grandfather who was loved by his family, she said.
“Everyone has struggles, but Jason did not deserve this. He was loved and will be missed by his family,” Stewart said on behalf of the family.
A female caller cried and screamed as 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.
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