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Vehicle Shot 10 Times

Bridgeport man is arrested for assault

September 10, 2012
By SHELLEY HANSON - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

BROOKSIDE - A Bridgeport man is facing a felonious assault charge after allegedly firing 10 rounds at a vehicle in the village of Brookside at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Bridgeport Police Chief Andy Klotz said the suspect is Jason Herman, no age available, of Bridgeport. Officer Nathan Schaal said Herman and another man were walking on National Road when Herman allegedly used a 9 mm handgun to shoot at a vehicle traveling near the intersection of National Road and Patterson Avenue.

The other man is not being charged at this time, Klotz said.

The victims sped off and stopped at the Bridgeport police station where they used the red exterior 911 phone at the station to call for help.

Schaal said officers already knew where to find the suspects - in a small apartment at the rear of the Weaver's Barbershop building, located at Maple Avenue and National Road.

"We surrounded the house and talked to them on the phone and got them to surrender," Schaal said.

Schaal said officers believe the shooting may be drug-related, but they are not sure. The shooting still is under investigation. Most of the bullets lodged in the vehicle, but one hit a nearby building that contains a Curves exercise facility and offices, he said. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted at the scene and collected evidence, such as shell casings.

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