Formal charges filed against Lima man in Diller Road shooting



ALLEN COUNTY — Formal charges have been filed against a Lima man in connection with a Sunday morning shooting on Diller Road.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office said an unidentified man was shot in the leg and sought treatment at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center for non-life threatening wounds. The victim originally told Lima police the incident happened on West Elm Street but later said it took place at the Diller Road home of 46-year-old Michael Sheets.

Investigators believe the shooting took place after a night of drinking, sometime between 7 and 8 a.m. Sunday. Lima police handed over the investigation to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office when it was determined the crime scene was out of the city limits.

During the subsequent investigation that included the execution of a search warrant at the Diller Road address, Sheets was arrested and placed in the Allen County Jail on a charge of suspicion of felonious assault.

The incident remains under investigation.


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