Springdale police investigating another fight, shooting incident at entertainment business

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 5:47 AM EDT
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SPRINGDALE, Ohio (WXIX) - For the second time in two months, Springdale police responded to a report of shots fired and people fighting at an entertainment business.

The most recent case happened late Tuesday at Full Throttle on Commons Drive.

According to police, an argument inside spilled into the parking lot and led to gunfire.

No one was found suffering from gunshot wounds near the business, police said.

A similar incident happened at Dave & Busters on June 28.

Around 10-12 adults were involved in a fight, according to police.

Officers previously said the fight was between two groups of people who had “disrespected” each other.

Court records show 24-year-old John Perez was involved in a fight with other people inside the Dave & Busters before going outside and retrieving a gun from a vehicle.

One victim, a 37-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was taken to the hospital. The wound was not life-threatening.

Perez left the scene but was identified by a witness at the scene, according to the court records.

Despite the similarities between what happened at Full Throttle and Dave & Busters, Springdale Police Officer Keenan Riordan said the incidents are not connected.

“This is just, I hate to say it but, kind of a bad coincidence that in the same area we have these incidents and of course we’ll step up our patrols and continue talking to these other businesses in the area, work on the investigations, solve them and get these guys arrested,” Officer Riordan said.

Riordan says many nights they have an off-duty officer working at both venues to help with any issues that may arise.

“We have a great relationship with both of these places,” Riordan explained. “Actually, we have an off-duty detail at both of them. There wasn’t an off-duty detail last night at Full Throttle. There’s not one there every night.”

Police are reviewing surveillance video from the area near Full Throttle and said they expect to catch the people responsible and pursue charges against those involved.

Indictments have already been handed down in the shooting outside Dave and Busters.

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