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Published: Saturday, 5/4/2013

Auburn Avenue man, 27, sought in shooting


An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a Toledo man accused in a shooting outside an illegal after-hours club.

Anthony C. Smith, 27, of 2221 Auburn Ave., is charged with one count of felonious assault for allegedly shooting Vincent Pittman, 38.

Police said the victim escorted the suspect out of the club at 2345 Pelee St., in West Toledo, about 3:40 a.m.

The suspect reportedly went to his car to retrieve a 45-caliber handgun, which he is accused of using to shoot the victim, police said.

Police said the victim remained at Toledo Hospital on Friday "with a bullet lodged near his heart." A hospital spokesman had no information about the patient.

The suspect is described by authorities as a black man, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers program at 419-255-1111.

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