July 24, 2016

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Medina Township police arrest suspected gunman in Dairy Queen shooting

MEDINA TWP. — Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in a Dairy Queen parking lot Thursday evening.

The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. at the Dairy Queen lot on state Route 18, just east of the Interstate 71 interchange, Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said.

“It happened outside — it wasn’t a robbery,” Arbogast said. “It probably was drug related.”

A police cruiser runs its lights outside Dairy Queen in Medina Township Thursday evening.

A police cruiser runs its lights near the Dairy Queen in Medina Township Thursday evening. Police responded to a shooting there, in which a man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center after a bullet pierced his arm and entered his chest. (KARIE SPAETZEL / GAZETTE)

The victim was sitting in a car and the shooter was outside, on the passenger side.

The victim, who was not identified, was flown by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Arbogast said the bullet “went through his arm and into his chest.”

A condition report from the hospital was not available Thursday night.

Arbogast said nearby officers responding to the report of a shooting quickly captured the suspect, who had fled on foot, a short distance away.

“He’s in custody; he didn’t get that far,” the chief said.

Arbrogast said officers also found a revolver nearby, behind the Bill Doraty Kia dealership.

The chief said more information would be available this morning.

Contact reporter David Knox at (330) 721-4065 or dknox@medina-gazette.com.