One man arrested after shots fired in downtown Piqua

Suspects in shots fired incident in Piqua/Piqua Police Dept.

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) — One man is in custody after shots were fired inside a restaurant in downtown Piqua on Thursday night.

42-year-old Eduardo Fitch was booked into the Miami County Jail on several charges including carrying a concealed weapon, inducing panic, aggravated menacing and other charges.

Police say another suspect was taken into custody and released, while a third suspect is being sought.

Our partners as the Piqua Daily Call report the shooting happened inside Mulligans on West High Street around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

A man reportedly fired several shots into the ceiling of the restaurant after getting into a fight with another man.

Police began searching for several suspects who ran away after the shots were fired.

The manhunt lasted several hours involving several law enforcement agencies and K-9 units.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Piqua Police spotted the suspect vehicle on East North Street, near Harrison Street.

Police took a suspect into custody when he tried to get into that vehicle.

Officers were led to believe that a second suspect was also inside the home. A man matching the description of the second suspect was seen inside the house.

Police set up a perimeter around the house. Officers learned there were other people, apparently not involved with the two suspects, inside the house.

Officers used a PA system to call for everyone inside to exit the residence, one person at a time. After nearly 30 minutes, several people came out of the home.

All of those people were detained while police sorted out the situation. The person identified as the suspect left the house a short time later and was taken into custody.

The other people were released.

Police say they will execute a search warrant on the suspect vehicle on Friday morning.

Both suspects were transported to the Piqua Police Department for questioning. One of those suspects was later released.

Suspects have not yet been identified. Police believe that a third suspect may be involved.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Miami County 911 or 937-615-8477 (TIPS). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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