Norwood police search for suspects after shooting victim during robbery

Three suspects at large after shooting Norwood man

NORWOOD, Ohio (FOX19) - Police released pictures in the hopes of identifying the suspects of an aggravated robbery that happened on Oct. 16.

Police say three male suspects, all in their 20s, arrived the residence around 8 p.m. on Maple Avenue in a silver or grey Jeep.

Two suspects went inside and the third suspect remained outside the residence, according to police.

Police say the incident began as a simple business transaction but they did not specify the nature of that transaction or what was being bought or sold.

They say while inside the residence, suspect #1 pulled a handgun on 34-year-old Charles Jordan to commit a robbery. Jordan put up a struggle and in the process was shot.

“The victim [Jordan] put up a struggle, tried to take the gun from the suspect, and during that time the suspect shot him in the stomach,” Norwood PD Lt. Ron Murphy said.

Police say suspect #2 immediately fled the residence with suspect #3.

According to police, suspect #1 “completed the act of robbery” and also fled the scene. Police say among the items taken from the home are bags of marijuana, a Smith & Wesson gun, cash and marijuana wax.

Josephine Davenport lives a few houses down from where the shooting took place. She says a nurse who lives next door came to Jordan’s rescue when he was shot.

“She heard the gunshot echo, so she ran outside and she seen him laying down and she just ran up and stuck her finger in the bullet wound and tried to stop the bleeding until the ambulance could get here," Davenport said.

Police hope the fact that the shooter appears to be left-handed could help the public identify him.

Murphy adds Jordan is “doing fine” after some medical procedures and is expected to recover.

Suspect #1
Suspect #1 (Source: Norwood Police Department)

Suspect #1 is wanted for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

Suspect #2 is wanted for complicity to aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

Suspect #3 is wanted for complicity to aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

If you can identify the suspects, or have any information about the robbery and assault, you’re asked to call Detective Dan Riffle at 513-458-4577.

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