Police: Finneytown man shot after answering door

FINNEYTOWN, OH (FOX19) - Police say a man was shot Thursday after answering his door in Finneytown.

Emergency crews were dispatched to Redbird Drive, just off of Mockingbird Lane, around 4:45 p.m. for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers found 63-year-old Jose Coreas suffering a gunshot wound.

After a preliminary investigation, police say a man knocked on the door of Coreas' home. The victim opened the door and a struggle ensued. Police say Coreas was shot during the incident, and the suspect, described as a black male with a slender build, fled through the backyard.

Witnesses told police the suspect got into a white newer model, cross-over style SUV and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to UC Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040 of the Springfield Township Police Department at (513) 729-1300.

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