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Published: Thursday, 4/21/2011

Oregon man indicted in shooting incident

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An Oregon man was indicted by a Lucas County grand jury Wednesday related to an April 10 incident during which he allegedly shot at police officers.

Jeffrey Belew, 24, was charged with two counts each of felonious assault and attempt to commit aggravated murder. Each count had an accompanying gun specification and a specification involving shooting at a police officer. If convicted, he faces up to 27 years in prison.

Oregon police were called to Piccadilly East Apartments, 2750 Pickle Rd., just after 5 a.m. on a report that two men, brothers, were fighting. When the first police officer arrived, he saw a man walking in the parking lot.

The man, who police later said was intoxicated, raised a handgun and shot at the patrol vehicle at least four times, striking it twice, authorities said. A second officer returned fire, striking the suspect in the torso.

Also indicted Wednesday was his father, John Belew, 50, of 1087 Sisson Drive, on one count of assault for allegedly grabbing an officer around the neck during the incident. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison.

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