Toledo man accused of shooting a woman in the head pleads not guilty

David Ervin-Temple, 25, of Toledo, was in an argument with the victim when he grabbed a handgun and shot her in the head, court records allege.
Published: Oct. 14, 2023 at 12:10 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 6:51 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo judge set the bond for a man who police say shot a woman in the head during an argument in a court hearing.

A Lucas County Grand Jury indicted the 25-year-old David Ervin-Temple on an Attempt to Commit Murder charge and a Felonious Assault charge.

Police records and court documents say Ervin-Temple of Toledo, was in an argument with a 24-year-old woman on Oct. 13 when he allegedly grabbed a handgun and shot her in the head, leaving her in critical condition. It happened in the 600 block of Lagrange around 11:30 p.m.. Police say Ervin-Temple fled the scene before officers arrived but they found him nearby at Locust and Summit Streets.

A judge set his bond at $750,000 at no percent. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim. He later entered a not guilty plea during a Nov. 15 court appearance and is due back in court for trial on Jan. 22, 2024.

Ervin-Temple was also charged with Domestic Violence in a separate incident less than two weeks prior to the shooting, court records show. The criminal complaint said he hit a woman in the head with a blunt object on Oct. 1, causing a lump on her head. Ervin-Temple pleaded not guilty to that charge. A judge set an own recognizance bond and Ervin-Temple was released; there was no protection order issued because the victim did not show, according to court filings.

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