LIMA — A judge ruled Wednesday prosecutors have enough evidence to send the case against a man accused of shooting another man last month to a grand jury.
The case against Dewaughn Morgan, 19, of Columbus, could be considered by an Allen County grand jury as early as August. Morgan is charged with felonious assault in the shooting of Eric Irons at an apartment complex at 531 Brower Road on June 11.
Lima Police Department Detective Steve Stechschulte testified Irons was shot once in the chest and taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center by friends and family at the scene.
Irons and a woman had just returned to an apartment where Morgan was. There was an exchange of words, and Morgan invited Irons outside to fight, to which Irons agreed, Stechschulte said.
“Mr. Morgan then removes a gun from his waistband and fires three rounds, striking him once in the chest,” Stechschulte said.
The incident was caught on surveillance video, Stechschulte said.
Stechschulte later caught up with Morgan at a house on Kibby Street. Morgan tried to run and tossed a gun during the chase. The gun matched the description of a gun witnesses said Morgan used to shoot Irons, Stechschulte said.
Morgan was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
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