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One arrested, one at large after gunfire exchanged in Sheffield Township

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    Austin Mucha



One man is in custody and detectives are searching for another following an exchange of gunfire near a Sheffield Township apartment complex Monday.

Austin Mucha, 18, is charged with criminal damaging, discharge of a firearm on prohibited premises, improper handling of firearms in a vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon. His initial court appearance is scheduled today in Lorain Municipal Court.

Sheriff’s Capt. Heath Tester said Mucha was involved in an incident yesterday afternoon with another man, who pushed him off his bike. Tester said the two men met up again last night in an alley off Oneil Boulevard near Berkshire apartments, and exchanged gunfire. No injuries were reported, and Tester said four to seven shots were fired.

Both men fled on foot, with Mucha getting into a vehicle, which was later pulled over by deputies on Broadway. The other suspect is at large. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office detective bureau at (440) 329-3880.

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