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Published: Monday, 8/18/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

Two men arraigned in separate shootings

Bond set at $100K each for William Black and Donte Evans


Bond was set at $100,000 each for two men accused in separate Sunday shootings.

William Black, 33, of 2014 Alvin St., and Donte Evans, 19, of 1772 Grand Ave., were ordered to remain in the Lucas County jail, each facing one count of felonious assault.

Mr. Black is accused of shooting Kenneth Conley, 33, in the abdomen at 9:27 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of Alvin, which is off of West Bancroft Street, between St. Francis de Sales High School and the University of Toledo.

Police allege that Mr. Conley was trying to steal a vehicle parked in Mr. Black's driveway when Mr. Black came outside and confronted Mr. Conley, ordering him to the ground at gunpoint. Mr. Black shot Mr. Conley in left side of his torso; the victim told police he fled and was shot at a second time. He was taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital for treatment. Police said the injury was nonlife threatening, but the victim was being held overnight because of an “improper placement” of an IV.

Mr. Evans is accused of shooting Jesslyn Finn, 20, at Club Status, 3122 Airport Hwy., at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. Ms. Finn was shot in her neck, police said. She was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center for treatment; her condition was not immediately known.

On Feb. 16, Lamar Booker, 23, was shot dead outside of the club. His death remains unsolved.

More shootings were reported over the weekend. Three people were shot at 722 Belmont Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Wounded was Johnathan Williams, 21; Alton Reid, Jr., 21; and Floyd Rockett, whose age was not available.

Mr. Williams was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his neck. Mr. Rockett, who is handicapped, was grazed by a bullet while sitting inside a vehicle. Mr. Reid was also found on the ground with a bullet wound to a leg. All three victims were taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment. Police reported finding 14 shell casings at the scene.

Saturday, at 4:20 a.m., Hakeem Johnson, 19, was at a house party at 505 Nevada St., in East Toledo, when he was shot in a leg during an argument. He was taken to St. Charles Hospital for treatment.

Two people were shot Friday, including 13-year-old Kevondre Walton, who was shot in his left thigh at Chestnut and Noble streets in North Toledo at 4 p.m. He was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment. Friday, at 4:29 p.m., Tyrell Jones, 20, was shot in his left knee at Franklin and East Woodruff avenues. He was also taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment.

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