Man charged in Springfield shooting after rental car dispute

A Huber Heights man has been charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in connection with a shooting on East High Street in Springfield last month.

The shooting apparently was the result of an argument over a rental car, police said.

Treon D. Leslie, 25, pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday and his bond was set at $500,000.

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Springfield Police Division officers responded to a report of a man being shot shortly after 11 p.m. June 27 near East High Street and St. George Place.

They were flagged down by people in a car who said they had the victim — Kyle M. Harris — and were taking him to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to court records.

Harris had a gunshot wound to the chest and was flown to Miami Valley Hospital.

A witness told Springfield detectives that they saw the shooting, according to court records, and that it started over a dispute about a rental car. The witness identified the suspect in a lineup, police said.

Two other witnesses also claimed Leslie was the shooter, according to court records.

Harris didn’t cooperate with detectives at first because he was scared he might be killed, according to court records, but eventually told police Leslie allegedly shot him.

They had argued over the rental car and Harris tried to walk away when he reportedly saw a pistol in the suspect’s waistband, police said, but Leslie grabbed him. Harris then shoved Leslie, who police alleged then fired his gun and ran away.

Harris was shot in the chest and right arm and later required additional treatment at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

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