Arrest made in Springfield shooting, warrants out for two others

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Arrest made in Springfield shootout

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A Springfield man has been arrested in connection with a shootout that left one man shot in the head.

Juan Reyes, 19, of Springfield was charged with discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, according to court documents. He was arraigned Tuesday morning in Clark County Municipal Court and pleaded not guilty.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 500 block of Fair Street about 10:45 p.m. Aug. 3. A get-together at a home there turned violent after a dispute between some of the people at the party, Sgt. Jeff Flores with the Springfield Police Division previously told the Springfield News-Sun.

Four different guns were used when shots were fired in front of the home and in the street, Springfield Police Chief Stephen Moody said.

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Thaddeus James Keaton, 18, was shot in the head, and taken to Miami Valley Hospital. He underwent emergency surgery and is still in serious condition, Moody said.

Police need help finding two other men involved with the shooting, he said.

Warrants have been issued for Joshua Ragland on an improper discharge of a firearm charge and Joe Gohl on a tampering with evidence charge.

The Jones family lives within steps of the scene of the shooting.

“When we got home the whole block was blocked off with police and everything,” Shawntail Jones said.

Jones was grateful she and her children weren’t home at the time the shots were fired.

“We could’ve been sitting on the porch that night with my kids outside,” she said.

The shooting on Fair Street is one of at least four shootings in Springfield in August, none of them fatal.

A man and a woman were shot while on their porch on Grand Avenue on Aug. 4, according to police records. Another man was shot and taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital after a fight on West Main Street on Aug. 10.

On Aug. 12, a gunshot victim turned up on a Lagonda Avenue porch and was taken to the hospital in stable but critical condition.

“It makes me feel kind of scared,” Ricky Jones said.

Children in Springfield need more to do, he said, to keep them away from violence.

An investigation into the Fair Street shooting is ongoing, Moody said. Anyone with information on the shooting can call Springfield police at 937-324-7685.

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