Springfield man arraigned following shooting near Wittenberg University

Ronald E. Harris II

Credit: Springfield Police Division

caption arrowCaption
Ronald E. Harris II

Credit: Springfield Police Division

Credit: Springfield Police Division

A Springfield man was arraigned Monday in Clark County Municipal Court on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault following the Sunday shooting of a man near Wittenberg University.

Ronald E. Harris II, 58, has a Wednesday morning bond hearing scheduled, according to Clark County Municipal Court records. He remains held in the Clark County Jail.

The Springfield Police Division was called Sunday night to the 100 block of West College Avenue for a man with a single gunshot wound to the upper chest. The victim reportedly identified the suspect as Harris, and that he was wearing all black and last seen running westbound from College Avenue, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

The man was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center for his injuries and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital. His condition is unknown.

ExploreDole recalls salad processed in Springfield facility

A witness reportedly told police that she saw a man approach the victim in front of an apartment building, where they had an encounter that was “hostile in nature,” according to the affidavit. She then saw a man pull something out of his pocket and then heard a gunshot, the affidavit said.

The Springfield Police Division, joined by the Urbana Police Department, found Harris at a residence on Hill Street in Urbana, the affidavit said.

About the Author