Taxi cab driver arrested in shooting at Clermont County gas station
WASHINGTON TWP. (FOX19) - A taxi cab driver is under arrest in a shooting at a rural Clermont County gas station overnight, according to the sheriff’s Office.
Phillip Palmer, 71, of Cincinnati is in the county jail on a felonious assault charge, sheriff’s officials said in a news release early Friday.
His bond was set at $500,000.
The victim, identified by deputies as Nick Young, 38, of Washington Township, was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center late Thursday.
He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and back and was listed in stable condition, deputies said early Friday.
This investigation will be reviewed in its entirety with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office and presented to the Grand Jury for consideration of additional charges, according to the sheriff’s office.
Patrons at Marathon gas station on U.S. 52 in Washington Township called 911 at 8:42 p.m. to report the shooting, sheriff’s officials said.
They reported an argument between two men in the parking lot that resulting in one of them shooting the other multiple times, the news release states.
When deputies arrived, they discovered the shooting suspect had fled the scene in a taxi cab he was driving.
A broadcast was made by the Clermont County Communication Center for incoming law enforcement units to be on the lookout for a taxi cab traveling westbound on U.S. 52 from the scene.
A taxi cab matching the description of the one that fled the scene was located and detained by the New Richmond Police Department on U.S. 52 in the Village of New Richmond, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit responded and interviewed the driver of the taxi cab, along with multiple witnesses.
The Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit also responded to the scene to process it for evidence.
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