Hilbert Hassell, 30, of Bellefontaine, was charged with assault and public intoxication following an investigation conducted around 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, by officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Oakland Square Park on a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, they learned the suspect had recently been in a physical altercation with a male victim, and police observed signs of injury to the victim.
Hassell reportedly was heavily intoxicated and arguing with several other people in the area.
Police found a shell casing from a firearm, but did not believe it to have been recently fired. They were unable to tell who fired the gunshot.
Hassell was lodged in the Logan County Jail. Further investigation is pending.