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LIMA, OH (WLIO) - A domestic dispute on Lima's west side leads to a man being shot and another fleeing to Toledo.
According to the Lima Police Department, officers were called to 3011 Elijah Parkway just before 10 a.m. As they arrived, the officers learned that two people were kicking in a door and forcing their way into an apartment where one of the suspect's estranged wife lived.
The resident of the apartment was assaulted and fled the residence. While the two suspects were alone inside, a gun was fired and one of them was shot. They then fled towards Toledo.
A witness reported the car fleeing at a high rate of speed, and it was discovered that one of the suspects was 31-year-old Demarkus Hardison, of Toledo, who is currently on parole with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
The man that had been shot was 29-year-old Rolland Houke, also of Toledo, who had been dropped off at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay for treatment. He is also on parole with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
Investigators were tracking Hardison soon after arriving to the scene at Elijah Parkway, and with help from the Toledo Police Department Gang Unit, Hardison was captured just before 3:30 p.m. in Toledo while cleaning out the vehicle used in the incident.
He's currently in the Lucas County Jail and arrangements will be made to transport him back to Allen County to answer for the charges from this incident.
The full press release sent out by the Lima Police Department:
On 9/06/2022, at about 9:42 a.m., LPD dispatch received a call about a possible shooting in the 3100 block of Elijah Pkwy. Upon their arrival, patrol officers learned of two individuals, kicking in a door and forcing their way into one of the apartments, where one of the two subjects estranged wife lived. One of the individuals assaulted the adult resident, who was the only occupant at the time of the incident. The two assailants made their way up to the second floor and the resident fled from the apartment. While the two subjects were alone inside, something occurred and a shot was fired. One of the subjects was shot. The two men fled the residence and made their way toward Toledo, where both of them currently live.
A witness observed the vehicle fleeing at a high rate of speed, and contacted L.P.D. communications operators with the license plate number, as it was fleeing the city. The vehicle was rented by the known suspect’s current live-in girlfriend in Toledo. The known suspect is 31 year old Demarkus Hardison, of Toledo. He is currently on parole with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority. Investigators were aware that the unknown white male suspect was shot during the incident and began checking hospitals on the way to Toledo. He was located at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds. The unknown white male suspect was identified as 29 year old Rolland Houke, who is also from the Toledo area and also on Parole with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority. Rolland Houke was dropped off at the hospital and Hardison continued to flee northbound.
Investigators began tracking Demarkus Hardison, a short time after arriving at the scene. With the assistance of the Toledo Police Department Gang Unit, Hardison was captured at about 3:22 p.m., in Toledo, attempting to clean out the vehicle used during the incident. He was taken into custody on several warrants, including one from this incident. He is being held in the Lucas County Jail and arrangements will be made at a later date to extradite him back to Lima to answer for the charges resulting from this incident, in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Here is the original story that we ran earlier Tuesday evening.
LIMA, OH (WLIO) - One person was shot during an incident on the west side of Lima this morning.
Lima police officers were called to 3011 Elijah Parkway just before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The police haven't released any details, but they are investigating it as an accidental shooting during a domestic incident. According to scanner traffic, the suspect drove the victim to the hospital. It is unknown how serious the victim's injuries are or what charges the suspect is facing.