Divorced Springfield couple indicted for murder in gas station shooting

A Springfield man and his ex-wife were indicted on counts of murder and other charges related to a fatal shooting earlier this month of a man at a Springfield gas station.

Peggy Jo Shaw, 45, and Malik Shaw, 30, were indicted Monday in the Clark County Court of Common Pleas on Monday following the Sept. 16 shooting death of Nagongi Cann, 48.

Peggy Jo Shaw, who previously faced charges of tampering with evidence and felonious assault, was indicted on charges of murder and felonious assault.

Malik Shaw faces counts of murder, felonious assault, having weapons under disability, carrying concealed weapons and improper handling of firearms.

The Shaws were divorced in January and an order was issued restoring Peggy Shaw’s name to her former name of Peggy Jo Gonzalez, Clark County court records show. It is not clear why the criminal case against her is under her former name.

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Investigators believe Cann was shot following an argument. The shooting was reported at around 3:30 p.m. at the Fuel America gas station at the corner of Selma Road and Oak Street, where Springfield police said they found Cann sitting in a car on the lot. He had a gunshot wound to the left hip, according to an incident report.

Cann was taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.

Surveillance footage captured Malik Shaw fighting with Cann and retrieving a firearm from his car, a black Chevrolet Impala. Detectives identified Shaw by linking the Impala to his vehicle registration. More surveillance footage collected from surrounding businesses showed Shaw riding around town hours before the shooting in the same car, according to an affidavit.

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Several people in the area reported to dispatchers they heard multiple gunshots with a few people in cars firing at one another. One 911 caller said people in a few cars on the lot were shooting at one another, when one person stepped out of a vehicle to fire into the air.

Malik Shaw was apprehended a few days following the shooting in the Cincinnati area with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), according to the city.

He was just released in June after serving a 2½-year sentence at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction records show.

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