XENIA —An 18-year-old Xenia resident is being charged in connection with an Aug. 2 shooting in the 1600 block of West Second Street.
Nathaniel A. Gorman will face one count of felonious assault (second-degree felony), one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation (second-degree felony), and having weapons under disability (third-degree felony).
Gorman was allegedly one of two people breaking into a vehicle when the occupant came out to investigate a noise around 3:40 a.m.
The resident confronted two people inside his vehicle, according to police. The suspects ran away and one fired a handgun at the man, hitting him in the leg.
Police said the man was able to give a good description of the suspect vehicle, which officers stopped a short time later on Commonwealth Drive. Three people ran away, but officers were able to take one of the suspects into custody and after investigating, went to a house in the 400 block of Sheelin Road and took another suspect into custody.
Police said they know who the third suspect is and were actively searching for him Wednesday. Charges are pending on the juvenile, according to police.
The man who was shot was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. He’s already been released, according to WDTN.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz. Our partners at WDTN contributed to this report.
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