Weekend shooting at Fairfield bar may have been self defense

Fairfield police are trying to determine if a 22-year-old man acted in self-defense, or if he should be charged in the Saturday morning shooting of a 23-year-old man.

Police were called out at 1:45 a.m. Saturday to Sneaky Pete’s bar, 3152 Lighthouse Drive, for a man shot in the leg in the parking lot outside the bar.

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Fairfield Police Sgt. Pete Lagemann said Caleb Goodwin, 23, of Cincinnati, and Quran Hisle, 22, of Cincinnati, had a disagreement inside the bar. Hisle walked out with a girl and went to his car. Goodwin with three friends followed and surrounded Hisle’s car.

Goodwin started to swing punches at Hisle and the others charged at him, according to police.

That’s when Hisle pulled out a handgun and fired two shots, one into the air and one downward, police said.

That downward shot, police said, struck Goodwin in the upper leg, near his groin.

“We’re trying to determine if it was self-defense in a fight, or if it was intentional,” Lagemann said.

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He said Hisle kept his weapon in his vehicle while he was in the bar.

Lagemann said he would present the case to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday for consideration of charges.

Goodwin was transported Saturday morning to Mercy Hospital after the shooting. He was then flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati “as a precaution,” said Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard. Goodwin was released from the hospital over the weekend, he said.

Both men were interviewed by investigators on Monday afternoon.

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