Springfield man indicted in city shooting

Springfield man indicted in city shooting

A Springfield man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly shooting at a random vehicle whose passengers were witnessing an argument between him and a woman.

The affidavit says a 12-year-old was in the backseat of the vehicle that was fired at by the suspect.

Anthony Walton-Humphry, 18, is charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with three counts of felonious assault and a count of discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to municipal court records.

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Springfield police began their investigation on Sept. 25 when they were called to investigate a shooting that took place near the intersection of West Clark Street and South Isabella Street. Witnesses said they came to a stop and saw Walton-Humphry arguing with and yelling at an unidentified woman, an affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court says.

“Apparently Anthony Walton saw the victim and witnesses looking at him, at which time Anthony Walton turned toward their car and began walking toward the car while pointing a handgun at the car stating ‘what you gonna do? What you gone do?’” The affidavit says.

He then fired several shots at the vehicle, the affidavit says, striking the right front tire and flattening it. The victims said they knew Walton-Humphry from high school and from other acquaintances.

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A person who lives in the area said she too witnessed the gunfire. The affidavit indicates no one was injured in the incident. A next court date in the case has not been set.

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