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Suspect identified in Bowersville, Greene County, shooting

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 9:02 PM
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 11:07 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m. (Oct. 2):

Deputies have identified the suspect in Friday’s shooting in Bowersville.

Bruce Taylor is booked into the Greene County Jail on a felonious assault charge, according to records.

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UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Sept. 29) : One man is in custody stemming from the shooting in Bowersville tonight in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street, Greene County sheriff's Sgt. Beth Prall said. 

The victim, a male in his 30s, was in surgery late tonight at Miami Valley Hospital. His condition is not known, Prall said. 

The man taken into custody is being questioned, she said. She said she was not prepared to comment on whether the men know each other.

Prall said investigators worked two crime scenes because they learned the shooting occurred at one location and the victim was able to move to a second location.

Steve Thompson said he was at the Marathon gas station, Xenia and Maysville streets, when he heard "about six" gunshots and someone yelling for help. 

Thompson said he asked another Marathon patron to go inside and call 9-1-1. He said he ran to the victim. 

"I ended up taking my shirt off, to keep him [the victim] from bleeding out," Thompson said, and held his shirt on the wound until police arrived. 

Thompson said he doesn't know the victim's name, only that he lives in the village.

UPDATE @ 9:27 p.m.: 

We're hearing from Greene County sheriff's dispatch there are at least two crime scenes, both in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street. 

The victim has been taken to a hospital. The victim’s condition is not known.

UPDATE @ 9:08 p.m.: 

CareFlight has been dispatched to the Bowersville shooting in Greene County. 

We're hearing now the victim may have been shot in the abdomen and not in the head as previously reported. 

The victim's condition is not known.

INITIAL REPORT

Greene County sheriff's deputies and a medic unit have been dispatched to Bowersville, south of Jamestown, on a report of a shooting.

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The incident at a residence in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street was reported about 8:43 p.m. 

We're hearing that someone may have been shot in the head. 

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