Police: 18-year-old charged in connection with shooting in Oxford

Police: 18-year-old charged in connection with shooting in Oxford
Oxford police say Benjamin T. Hizer II has been charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old on Oct. 6. (Source: Oxford police)

OXFORD, Ohio (FOX19) - An 18-year-old is charged in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old on Sunday in Oxford, police say.

Oxford Police and Fire responded to the 5200 block of College Corner Pike and found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

He was taken to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford then transferred by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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Detectives say they determined that the shot was fired by Benjamin T. Hizer II.

Hizer, 18, and the 17-year-old arranged to meet a third male at a car wash for an illegal drug transaction, according to police.

As they tried to rob the third male, detectives say Hizer fired a shot from a small-caliber handgun that hit the 17-year-old.

The third male fled the scene but was later stopped by police.

Police say Hizer is in custody at the Butler County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery.

The investigation is ongoing and police say additional charges are likely.

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