Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Mettler and Warsaw streets in North Toledo.
THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY
Toledo police have identified Deontae McCorvey as the man who was shot in the arm on Mettler Street in North Toledo today allegedly by someone who was robbing him, authorities said.
McCorvey, 28, was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, according to the Lucas County EMS. A hospital spokesman said she had no information about a person by that name.
Police said officers received a report of a fight and then a report of a person shot about 6:20 a.m. on street, in the intersection of Mettler and Warsaw streets. Several shots were fired.
The victim told police he was on his way to work at Mercy St. Vincent, walking down the street, when a gray Chrysler sedan pulled up and four men got out of the vehicle, according to a statement issued by police.
The men — including the driver who had a large handgun — allegedly demanded money from McCorvey, police reported. When he handed over $300, the driver shot him in the forearm, the victim told police. As the victim fled on foot, the driver apparently shot at him several times, missing every time, police said. Officers later recovered several shell casings at the scene.
Gary Rogolsky, 62, a neighbor, was in the kitchen in the 2800 block of Warsaw about 6:30 a.m. when he heard several gunshots.
“I opened my back door and there was this young black man sitting on my neighbor‘s porch on Mettler. I asked him if he was OK and he said he’d just been shot,” Mr. Rogolsky said.
He said the man then tried to get out into an alley through a gate but he couldn‘t open it so he walked around the street corner, ending up on Mr. Rogolsky’s porch.
“I got him a couple of rags to stop the bleeding and a cup of water after I called 911,” Mr. Rogolsky said.
He said this was the second shooting in the neighborhood within the past month. In the previous incident, someone shot into a house at the corner of Mettler and Warsaw, without hitting anyone.
“I think this place is worse than some, better than others,” Mr. Rogolsky said. “After a while you just get used to it. ... It’s like the Wild West, anything goes.”
Police said they had no suspects.
The incident remains under investigation.
Seven people have been shot in the city since Saturday morning.