Victim in Piqua shooting says ‘Casper the Friendly Ghost’ shot him; arrest made

A woman was arrested Monday after police said she shot a man on South Wayne Street last week.

Brittney Johnson, 28, was charged with felonious assault and another gun charge and is booked into the Miami County Jail. Her bond was set at $100,000 in Miami County Municipal Court Tuesday.
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Johnson told police “I didn’t mean to shoot him,” according to court records.

The victim, Laron Coleman, 30, told police when they questioned him about the shooting that “Casper the Friendly Ghost” shot him, court records show.

Coleman was shot in the bicep.

Johnson was arrested following search warrants at the South Wayne residence and the vehicle, which had a bullet hole in the front windshield, police said.

The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered and sent to the crime lab for analysis.

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