TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - One person is dead after a fight at Panama J's bar escalated into a shooting on the corner of Hawley and Monterey in south Toledo.
Police tell us 34-year-old Abriel Ruiz was shot in the chest early Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness tells us she heard people arguing outside the bar and later heard a woman screaming. She says she later saw police arrive on scene and take the victim away on a stretcher.
Police tell us there were "only a few shots fired". At one point as many as 14 police vehicles, six of which were gang-unit vehicles, were on the scene.
Detectives are still working to determine who is responsible for Ruiz's death. If you have any information on the shooting, call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.
This was Toledo's 18th murder this year. TPD Sgt. Joe Heffernan says there were 18 murders in Toledo at this time last year, as well.