City leaders want Toledo bar shut down after shooting

A man was shot multiple times after a shooting inside Agenda Sports Bar
City leaders plan to ask a judge to consider padlocking the property for one year after multiple shootings Agenda Sports Bar
Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 5:49 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo city leaders are working to get a Toledo bar shut down after a shooting sent one person to the hospital.

Police were called to the Agenda Sports Bar around 1 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Matzinger. According to a police report, the suspect was involved in an altercation inside the bar, pulled out a handgun, and opened fire.

One person was hit three times. The victim was rushed to the hospital and had surgery for the injuries. Police expect them to survive.

Ronald Copeland is charged with felonious assault after allegedly shooting someone in a Toledo...
Ronald Copeland is charged with felonious assault after allegedly shooting someone in a Toledo bar.(WTVG)

Police arrested Ronald Copeland Jr. after a warrant was issued. He appeared in court Tuesday, where he was charged with felonious assault and had his bond set at $100,000. He will be back in court on March 24.

Authorities were also sent to the same bar on Feb. 15 after a person was shot behind the location.

Turns out repeat calls to police are nothing new for the Agenda Sports Bar. 13abc uncovered police responded to nine calls at the bar on Matzinger since January 1. Those calls range from disorderly conduct to shots fired and most recently two shootings that left people injured.

According to a spokesperson for the City of Toledo, the bar was already on the Toledo Police code enforcement response team (CERT) list. In 2019, Toledo Police Chief George Kral, sent the owner of the bar a letter warning them that the business is considered a public nuisance after repeat calls of complaints and criminal reports.

Businesses on the CERT list are continually tracked by police, and if they do not change a pattern, they can be taken to court or shut down. City leaders tell 13abc after the recent violence, they plan on taking the case before a judge and asking for a padlock on the property and a one-year shutdown.

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