TPD: Two people shot in neighborhood dispute, suspect arrested

Published: May. 18, 2023 at 1:30 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2023 at 6:11 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Two people were shot in a dispute between neighbors on Thursday afternoon, police said.

According to Toledo Police, two people were shot at a home near Smead and Elmwood around 1:00 p.m. Thursday after a neighborhood dispute over someone pulling into a driveway. The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment, with one of them requiring surgery for a serious injury.

Kakuan Williams
Kakuan Williams(WTVG)

When 13abc crews arrived on scene, they saw officers with guns drawn and holding shields. TPD says the SWAT team used a flash bang to get into the house to push back four dogs. Police called Lucas County Canine Care and Control to come get the dogs so police can collect evidence.

13abc spoke to a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

“When I normally hear gunshots, I just go about my day because I know it’s not over here. Sad to say, but it’s not. Today, I didn’t even know it was over here until I came out because I’m hearing all the sirens close in proximity and I see it’s just right down the street from where I stay,” the neighbor said.

While at the scene, 13abc crews heard a suspect give a detective permission to go into the house to get the weapon. Officers took two people downtown for questioning and charged Kakuan Williams, 26, with two counts of felonious assault.

According to court records, Williams appeared in court on May 19. Judge Khoury set Williams’ bond at $50,000 at no percent and he was ordered to have no contact with the victims. He also is not allowed to have any weapons.

Williams is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on May 25 at 9 a.m.