Springfield Police investigate shooting

Davienne Lewis (Springfield Police Photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — Springfield Police are investigating a deadly shooting.

Officers were called to the area of Clifton Avenue and Rice Street around 2:15 a.m. after gunfire erupted.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office confirmed 23-year-old Davienne Lewis from Springfield died after he was shot multiple times. Michael Haytas with the Coroner’s Office said Lewis did not die at the scene. Lewis was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center where he passed away. An autopsy will be done Saturday on Lewis.

Springfield Police said Lewis has been arrested before and has a criminal history.

Raymone West, Brian Dearmond and Marquise McPherson were also struck by bullets. Their injuries are non-life threatening.

According to a police report, West and McPherson showed up to Dayton Children’s Hospital around 3 a.m. Saturday to be treated for gunshot wounds. Both told police they had blacked out and couldn’t remember what happened. Both men were transferred to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment.

Sabreena Jordan who grew up in the neighborhood says violent crimes are happening more often.

“Its crazy, its too close to home, there was one that happened right down the street from my house” said Sabreena Jordan, Springfield resident.

Police say near Lewis’ body, was an Oldsmobile Cutlass littered with bullet holes. At this point, investigators are unclear how these four men knew each other.

One woman, who didn’t want to go on camera thinks the shooting may be related to past violence.

“Unfortunately I think it was just a conflict between two people that went too far, I think it has to do with several other crimes over the summer” said another Springfield resident.

Investigators say they have possible suspects, but aren’t releasing details at this time


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