Toledo man arrested after overnight shooting in Monroe County

Suspect arrested, no one was struck or injured in incident
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Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 9:13 AM EST
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Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough is reporting a shooting that occurred in the 6200 block of S. Dixie Highway in Bedford Township at approximately 1:30 AM on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Several deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on S. Dixie Highway after Monroe County Central Dispatch received reports of heavy gunfire coming from the area.

Upon arrival to the scene, deputies observed a male subject fleeing on foot into a wooded area located behind the residence. Witnesses advised that the subject seen fleeing was involved in the shooting. The deputies contained the suspect to the wooded area and utilized the Sheriff’s Office drone to help locate and take him into custody without incident.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office responded and began investigating the shooting. Preliminary information reveals that a physical altercation ensued between two subjects in the backyard of the residence. At some point during the altercation, the two subjects began exchanging gunfire between one another. Detectives recovered several firearms and spent shell casings at the scene.

The suspect is a 28-year-old male from Toledo, Ohio. He was arrested and lodged at the Monroe County Jail on felony assault related charges. The victim is a 35-year-old male from Erie, Michigan. No one was struck by gunfire or otherwise injured. The suspect and victim were acquaintances.

The investigation is ongoing as detectives from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office are actively following up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 734-240-7530.

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