Men charged in connection with Ohio City shooting appear in court

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Deontray Pace and Talib Saahir

CLEVELAND — Two men charged in connection with a shooting in Ohio City that left three injured were arraigned Thursday.

The alleged shooter, 66-year-old Talib Saahir, faces charges of felonious assault and weapons under disability and F4 CCW permit – a deadly weapon other than a handgun, according to a police report. He was issued $200,000 bond.

Additionally, Deontray Pace who was with Saahir, faces a charge of obstructing justice and was issued  a personal bond. Pace was punched in the face by the  male gunshot victim and reportedly refused to talk to police about what happened.

Both Saahir and Pace were arrested on scene.

According to police, the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Monday in the area of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue.

According to police reports one of the men was upset about a girlfriend and losing his phone. He got into an argument with the alleged shooter, who reportedly left and came back with a gun.

Three people — a man, woman and the shooter — were shot during a struggle for the weapon, according to police.

Wednesday charges were officially filed against the shooter and a man who was reportedly with him Monday night.

Continuing coverage, here.

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