Police: Man, 18 shot another in chest; charges dropped against juvenile

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

CLARK COUNTY JAIL
CLARK COUNTY JAIL

UPDATE @ 6 p.m.

Charges have been dropped against a juvenile, but an 18-year-old Springfield resident remains accused of shooting a man in the chest last week.

Elrashawn T. Dover, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Sunday in Clark County Municipal Court. His bond was set at $250,000 and a public defender was appointed. He also was ordered to have no contact with the victim, should he post bail.

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The victim was stepping out of his car shortly after 2 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 300 block of West Grand Avenue in Springfield. He told police he heard gunfire and then felt a gunshot to his chest, according to court documents. 

"He said he grabbed his chest and could see blood on his hand," police say in court records. 

The victim's brother then drove him to the Springfield Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest and was expected to recover, police said. 

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Court records showed the victim identified Dover as the shooter after reviewing a photo lineup.

Dover already was in the Clark County Jail on several unrelated charges.

Springfield police also arrested last week a male juvenile who a witness identified as involved in the shooting and booked him into juvenile detention on an attempted murder charge, according to court records. 

Clark County prosecutors requested to dismiss the charges against the teen, which the juvenile judge granted. 

"Right now everything is looking and pointing toward (Dover) and we dismissed at this point to give us more time to make sure whether the juvenile is involved or not," Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Bill Merrell said. "We don't know that yet."

FIRST REPORT

Two people, including a juvenile, were arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection to a Jan. 8 shooting on West Grand Avenue in Springfield.

The victim was stepping out of his car in the 300 block of West Grand and heard gunshots and then felt a gunshot to his chest, court documents read.

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Last Friday, the victim identified Elrashawn T. Dover, 18, as the person who shot him after reviewing a photo lineup, court records showed.

Police arrested the juvenile the day after the shooting and booked him into juvenile detention.

Dover already was in the Clark County Jail on unrelated charges.

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