TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend ends with the girl’s father shot in the leg overnight in Trotwood,.
It happened at 47 Elkins Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
Police say a Lincoln Bowling, 19, and his 22-year-old girlfriend were fighting outside when the father went to see what was going on.
Police say at some point during the altercation Bowling shot the father in the legs.
“We would always encourage individuals to contact the local police department directly to let us intervene before it gets to this point,” Trotwood Police Captain John Porter said.
He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with what police call non-life threatening injuries.
Police say after the shooting, Bowling and his girlfriend took off but were arrested just over a mile away on Melvin Avenue.