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Published: Tuesday, 9/18/2012

4 wounded by shootings in city over weekend

BY TAYLOR DUNGJEN
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Four people were injured in separate shooting incidents over the weekend, police said.

The most recent shooting, reported to police at 12:02 a.m. Monday, seriously injured Codee Bridges, 22, of Toledo.

Mr. Bridges was in serious condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Monday morning; Monday evening, a hospital spokesman said she had no information about a patient by that name. The victim was reported to have been shot in the abdomen at midnight in the 800 block of Magnolia Street in North Toledo, according to a Toledo police report.

Police said they dispatched to Magnolia and North Ontario Street for "shots fired" and found the victim lying in the grass with a second person applying pressure to the gunshot wound. The victim reportedly told police that he was walking along the street when two men "ran up to him and one of them shot him for no reason," an officer wrote in the report.

At about 11:14 p.m. Sunday, Antonio Banks, 27, of Toledo, was shot in a leg, he said, by a man with a rifle.

The victim told police that several men kicked in the door of the victim's house in the 3200 block of North Detroit Avenue, shot the victim, and demanded cash. The victim, and the homeowner, who was also in the house, threw about $200 on the floor, which was taken by the suspects.

A Toledo Hospital spokesman said he had no information about a patient by that name.

Early Sunday morning, at 1:45 a.m., Walter Woodson, 26, of Toledo, was shot three times, police said.

The victim was shot in the right leg, groin, and abdomen, according to a Toledo police report. Toledo police Sgt. Tim Noble said the victim was not cooperative with investigators.

Police charged the victim's girlfriend, Constance Bannister, 26, of 2207 Fulton Ave., with false information and obstructing official business for allegedly lying to police during the investigation.

She is scheduled to be arraigned today in Toledo Municipal Court.

The victim was treated at Mercy St. Charles Hospital; a hospital spokesman said she had no information about a patient by that name.

A 17-year-old girl, Mecca Canty, of Toledo, was shot in a leg about 10:30 p.m. Friday after reportedly being jumped by multiple people at Lawrence Avenue and Wall Street in the central city.

The girl was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment. A hospital spokesman said she had no information about a patient by that name.

In a non-shooting incident, a man who was apparently trying to steal a television on Sunday was stabbed twice by the owner.

A Toledo police incident report states that crews responded to a home in the 200 block of Ferris Court at 9:31 p.m. and found Perry Helms, age unknown, unconscious, slumped on a couch, with two stab wounds in his left side.

He was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment; a hospital spokesman said she had no information about a patient by that name.

The homeowner, Billy Fell, 56, reportedly told police that, as he was sitting on his porch, he was approached by the victim and the two began to argue. The victim allegedly said he was going to take the television from inside the home, but Mr. Fell followed him and allegedly stabbed the victim.

Mr. Fell has not been charged.



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