A court date was set in the case against 31-year-old Gabriel Crossley for May 30, according to online records. A jury trial date was also set for July.

Court date set for Springfield man charged in bar homicide

A Springfield man charged with murder is due in Clark County court later this month.

A court date was set in the case against 31-year-old Gabriel Crossley for May 30, according to online records. A jury trial date was also set for July.

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Crossley is charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with murder with specifications, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He is not currently listed in the Clark County jail.

Police were called to the Wagon Wheel on South Burnett Road in June on reports of shots fired. Officers said when they got to the scene they found a woman administering CPR to 35-year-old Jahream Beard.

Beard was pronounced dead at the scene. There were two other people were shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll said Crossley’s indictment only reflects charges relating to the death of Beard. He said he believes that Beard and Crossley knew each other.

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The shooting made an immediate impact on the community. A makeshift memorial was built around a pole near the bar with a stuffed animal bear and a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ balloon. Beard was killed in the early morning hours of Father’s Day.

A more permanent display has since been set up around the pole in his honor.

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