Mansfield Police Arrest 22 Year Old After Shots Fired Near Johns Park

The Mansfield Division of Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the area of Johns Park Sunday evening April 4th, 2021 at approximately 7:31PM. Once in the area, officers on patrol heard a single gunshot coming from the area of Louise Avenue. As officers approached that location, they observed a Black male subject, jump from a porch and run to a red Jeep at which time the vehicle fled the wrong way on Louise Avenue at a high rate of speed. Officers activated emergency lights and sirens and engaged the Jeep in a short vehicle pursuit which ended after the driver fled southbound on foot towards 361 W. Longview Avenue, where he hopped multiple barbed wire fences in an effort to allude the officers. During the foot chase, the offender was observed to be in possession of a handgun. One of the Patrol Officers giving chase, ordered the suspect to stop and drop the gun at which time the offender fired one shot in the direction of that officer. The offender then ducked behind some brush in a wooded area at the rear of 441 West Longview Avenue. Officers located the suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Jeremiah Marshall Jr. and he was taken into custody without further incident. A handgun and a spent shell casing were located in the area where the offender had jumped the fences and the shot was fired.

Mr. Marshall suffered numerous cuts from climbing over the barbed wire fence and was treated at a local hospital. Three officers, also, suffered various injuries during the foot chase and apprehension effort. Mr. Marshall is the same suspect involved in an earlier gun call in the 600 block of King Street in which he had threatened several individuals with a handgun. During that incident, he had fled into an apartment and refused officers commands to come out which resulted in the ASORT/SWAT team responding to the scene. It was later learned that Mr. Marshall had vacated the apartment prior to the arrival of ASORT/SWAT and was not located at that time.

Major Crimes is looking into the possibility that Mr. Marshall may have been involved in additional “shots fired” calls over the weekend as well. Mr. Marshall was arrested on numerous charges, including Felonious Assault and incarcerated at the Richland County Jail.

Anyone with additional information on any of theses incidents is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Larry Schacherer at (419) 755-9766.

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