Two shootings reported on southwest side

WARREN — Police are investigating a shooting Saturday evening in the 500 block of Parkman Road SW, where a 44-year-old man suffered possible internal injuries, a police report states.

Later that same night, police were called to a Martin Luther King Avenue SW home where a man was arrested after his daughter said she was hit in the arm with shrapnel from a shooting.

Police officers talked to 44-year-old Thomas J. Martin Jr., who said he was standing near the end of the driveway of 564 Parkman Road SW about 8:25 p.m. when he believed he was “stung” in the hip.

The man was transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center, but there was no condition report.

Officers observed a hole in the back of the man’s shirt. He showed officers a gunshot wound to the right abdomen and an exit wound to the back. The report states the victim walked to the ambulance assisted by officers.

About 10:20 p.m., officers were summoned to 142 Martin Luther King Ave. SW for shots being fired.

Richard Chatfield, 65, told officers he was the one who fired the .44-caliber Ruger, and officers located six spent casings inside the gun. The man told police he fired six shots in the air after his 31-year-old daughter was fighting with her fiance. When interviewed by police, the report states the daughter gave a conflicting story. The woman had a superficial wound to the arm that was not bleeding, the report states. She was not treated for the injury.

Jail records showed Chatfield was taken into custody on a felonious assault charge. Warren Municipal Court records show Chatfield was arraigned on an aggravated assault charge on Monday morning and released on a recognizance bond.

As condition of the bond, Judge Terry Ivanchak ordered that he have no contact with the victim and that all guns in the home be turned over to the police department. A hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 before Ivanchak.


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