LIMA — Lima police are seeking assistance from the public in obtaining information surrounding a shooting early Friday morning at Marko’s Sports and Spirits.
Officers were called to the bar, 701 S. Main St., around 1:15 a.m. Friday and discovered 24-year-old Rico Stafford had been shot outside the bar. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Several shell casings were located in the 100 block of East Kibby Street, according to a statement issued by the Lima Police Department.
Friday’s shooting was the second such incident at Marko’s in a week.
On March 25 Lima police were dispatched to the bar in reference to a fight in progress. Upon their arrival officers heard a gunshot and located a victim, Ralph Upshaw, 44 , who had sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back. Upshaw was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition at the time.
Chainze Tucker, 32, of Lima, was taken into custody and charged with suspicion of felonious assault.