TPD: Teen shot in back while riding in car, suspect arrested

An arrest was made in the shooting of a 17-year-old in the back.
Published: May. 14, 2023 at 9:29 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Police arrested the man they believe shot a teenager in the back through the seat of a car the teen was in last weekend, court records show.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Monroe Street and Talmadge Road on Sunday, May 7 around 1:30 a.m. according to earlier police records. Investigators accuse Michael Hartford, 20, of using a handgun to shoot a 17-year-old in the back through the back of the front passenger seat.

The bullet is still lodged inside the teenager, police said in court filings.

Toledo police issued a warrant for Hartford the day after the shooting. They arrested him on Saturday afternoon on a felonious assault charge, according to jail records. He’s set to appear in court Monday.

Michael Hartford
Michael Hartford(Lucas County Jail)

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