Ohio BCI investigating reported shooting in Yellow Springs

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is investigating a reported shooting in Yellow Springs Thursday evening that drew a massive police response after a call of an officer needing assistance.

“BCI was requested by the Yellow Springs Police Department Thursday evening to assist with an investigation. The investigation is active and ongoing,” said Ohio BCI spokesperson Dominic Binkley.

Police have not confirmed who was involved in the incident or if any injuries were reported as of Friday afternoon. Police cruisers were seen parked in the area Friday afternoon.

The Yellow Springs Police Department on Thursday around 7:45 p.m. was dispatched to the 600 block of South High Street on a report of an assault, according to a social media statement from Yellow Springs village officials.

A person living in the neighborhood on Friday afternoon told this news outlet that she heard a loud bang Thursday evening, which she thought came from two cars striking each other. When she saw numerous police lights shortly afterward, she said she knew it had to be something more.

While on route, police received additional information from dispatchers indicating the initial report of an assault “to be incomplete and prompting an escalated response,” the post from the village said.

Police responding to the scene issued a Signal 99, which notifies surrounding agencies that an officer was requesting back-up from all available units.

The surrounding area was deemed secure after additional police agencies arrived to the scene, according to the post from the village.

ATTENTION VILLAGERS: On March 14, 2024, YSPD was dispatched to the 600 block of S High Street on a report of an...

Posted by Village of Yellow Springs on Friday, March 15, 2024

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