Man accused of shooting 17-year-old in Ross County arrested in Illinois

CHILLICOTHE, OH (WCMH) — The Ross County Sheriff’s Office says that the man accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl in Chillicothe is in custody.

Sheriff Ron Lavender says that 22-year-old Demetrious Powell was arrested in Chicago suburb Niles, Illinois around 10:30 this morning. Powell allegedly fired a gun into a large group of people near Reservation Circle. Deputies say the shooting occurred after an altercation.

The 17-year-old victim was treated at Grant Medical Center in Columbus for a gunshot wound to the right upper thigh, according to deputies. She has since been released from the hospital.

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