Three teenagers have been apprehended and charged in Wednesday’s shooting of Joseph Ropp.
Ropp, 29, of Bellefontaine, continues to recover from two gunshot wounds at Grant Medical Center in Columbus but he has been in conversation with detectives of the Bellefontaine Police Department.
A 13-year-old Bellefontaine boy, who was reported missing Thursday, has been charged with delinquency counts of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence and felonious assault.
It is a long-standing Examiner policy not to identify suspects 13 years of age and under.
Tory Johnson, 14, was charged with delinquency complicity to trafficking in marijuana while Kiana Oppy, 18, of 1176 Township Road 204, is charged with felony obstructing justice.
A third teenage male was interviewed but has not yet been charged, officers report.
Thursday, officers and detectives followed up on investigative leads regarding the shooting in the area of outside Smoker’s Paradise, 922 E. Sandusky Ave.
By late afternoon, four suspects had been identified and later brought in for interviews.
Oppy was lodged in the Logan County Jail while the two juveniles were lodged in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation continues as officers search for the firearm used and to investigate if more suspects were involved in the shooting.
More charges are likely, according to Police Chief Brandon Standley.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact Detective Blake Kenner at (937)599-1010.