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More details on Tiffin shooting, suspect still on the loose

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TIFFIN, OH — We are continuously getting more updates in regards to the developing story about a shooting that occurred in Tiffin on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, allegedly involving multiple Heidelberg University students.

The shooting occurred at the intersection of Beechwood and Westwood Drives in the city of Tiffin.

A Westerville man was arrested early Wednesday by Columbus police in connection to a Tiffin shooting, according to the Tiffin Police Department.

John Ross E. Moyler, 24, is incarcerated at the Franklin County jail on a warrant out of Seneca County for attempted homicide, according to a Columbus police spokesman.

He was driving a vehicle while an unidentified passenger shot at another occupied car, Tiffin police said.

According to the Tiffin Police Department, shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dylan Descant and Michael Mason reported to police they were shot at while in their vehicle, according to the release. The two were leaving their residence on St. Clair Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. and the two noticed a vehicle was closely following them in their vehicle, police reported.

Mr. Mason told police they continued onto Miami Street to the intersection of Beechwood Drive and Westwood Drive when the following vehicle pulled in front of them, blocking his vehicle.

The driver and passenger stepped out of the car, and the passenger fired at least once at Mr. Mason’s vehicle, police reported.

The shot struck the front windshield, but it deflected in the air, the press release shows. Police responded to the scene and two .40-caliber shells were located near the intersection.

No injuries were reported.

Mr. Mason and Mr. Descant identified the driver as Mr. Moyler. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into custody by Columbus Police’s SWAT team at approximately 3:30 a.m., according to the media release.

Columbus police spokesman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said investigators received word he may be in the area with a girlfriend. He was arrested at his residence in a Columbus suburb without incident, police said.

The passenger was described as an average build, light-skinned black male, with a blue and yellow hat.

The suspect’s vehicle then fled the scene, but the victims later received phone calls from someone threatening “to come back with more people to finish the job,” according to the release.

Anyone with information should call the Tiffin Police Department at 419-447-2323.

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