A second man has been charged in connection with a Springfield shooting that has left the victim in critical condition.
Anthony Reynolds, 25, and Steven Miller III, 25, have both been charged with felonious assault with a weapon specification.
Reynolds and Miller appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty. Judge Denise Moody set their bonds at $50,000 each.
Colten Mollet, 24, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Police alleged Miller and Reynolds went to Mollet’s home in the 200 block of North Florence Street early Tuesday morning to steal a gun they had sold to him, Springfield Police Division Lt. Jeff Meyer said.
A physical fight broke out between Miller and Mollet, according to a police report, and Reynolds allegedly fired a shot. Reynolds reportedly admitted to firing the shot that hit the victim, according to court records, but said it was intended to be a warning shot.
“They almost took my boy from me. They almost did,” the victim’s father, David Mollett, said.
His son remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital, he said, and was experiencing a lot of pain on Wednesday.
“It’s just very sad that friends aren’t the friends they’re supposed to be,” Mollett’s step-mom, Peggy Gibson, said.
Family members of Colten Mollett believe the alleged suspects targeted him and intended to kill him.
“Hold your kids close because you never know what’s going to happen to them next,” Gibson said.
David Mollett said doctors believe his son will recover.
Neighbors on North Florence Street said they’re concerned about the shooting.
“It’s scary because you don’t know if you can walk out your own door without anything happening,” Allan Ratliff said.
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