By Bob Owens
A North College Hill Man shot and wounded one of three people who jumped in North College Hill, Ohio Saturday morning., in what may have been an attempted strong-arm robbery.
A man was shot Saturday during an assault on a concealed carry permit holder in North College Hill, police said.
Officers responded to the 6500 block of Betts Avenue at approximately 11:45 a.m. for reports of a shooting.
In a press release, North College Hill police reported Verlin Stone, who possesses a concealed carry permit, was located when police arrived.
Verlin stated he opened fire while he was being assaulted by a man and two women, according to the release.
“Mr. Stone stated he was scared he may have a weapon and fired one round from his firearm at the (male) victim,” the release said.
Stone said his attackers fled the scene after the shot was fire.
The unnamed man was driven to Mercy West Hospital, then transferred to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
As a general rule of thumb, it is not legal to bring a handgun into a fist-fight. That said, there are lot of exceptions/justifications to that general rule, and in many jurisdictions a group attack like this may justify a deadly force …Read the Rest
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