Springfield man indicted with felony in city shooting

Springfield man indicted with felony in city shooting

A Springfield man was indicted in connection to a shooting where officers said he fired several shots while standing in the middle of a road.

Demario Williams, 21, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on a charge of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. He previously pleaded not guilty to a similar charge in Clark County Municipal Court.

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Springfield police began their investigation when they were called Oct. 8 to the 1200 block of West Perrin Avenue, according to an affidavit filed with the charges.

“We then got additional information from a caller that the person shooting was Demario Williams,” the affidavit says. “The caller then stated that (Williams) was picked up by someone in a truck.”

Springfield police arrived at the scene and spoke with witnesses, the affidavit says. Officers learned the shooting stemmed from a domestic incident, the affidavit says, and the victims were known to Williams.

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“(The victim) was trying to reason with Mr. Williams and explain there was no need for him to have his gun out and that the situation wasn’t that serious,” the affidavit says. “While standing in the middle of West Perrin Avenue …Mr. Williams fired shots to the south across the roadway. (the victim) continued to walk towards Mr. Williams to reason with him, at which point Mr. Williams pointed the gun at (the victim) and told him to back up. Mr. Williams then immediately raised the gun over (the victim’s) head and fired two shots more into the air.”

The next court date in the case has not been set.

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