(4-13-21) The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday morning. A 9-1-1 call came in at 9:59 a.m. about a someone being shot at 1339 Scott Road, in Union Township. Upon arrival, deputies located a gunshot victim at the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect fled the scene prior to deputies arriving, but was quickly apprehended in the Village of Scott. The suspect is charged with Murder, an Unclassified Felony, Attempted Murder, a Felony of the 1st Degree, and Felonious Assault, a Felony of the 2nd degree.
The suspect was seen for an initial court appearance in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division on Tuesday 04/13/2021 and remains incarcerated. Sheriff Riggenbach said the incident remains under investigation.
No additional information will be released about the suspect or victim as both are juveniles.
Assisting at the scene were Scott EMS, Van Wert EMS, Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Samaritan and Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office.