Police: Two in custody after armed robbery, shots fired

PICKERINGTON, OH (WCMH) —Pickerington Police say they believe two incidents in the Preston Trails neighborhood are connected after an armed robbery and a report of shots fired.

According to the Pickerington Police Department, officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the Preston Trails neighborhood. Police say that a firearm was discharged during the course of the robbery, but the victim was not harmed. Officers immediately took one suspect into custody, and say that a preliminary investigation showed that some of the individuals involved knew each other.

A few hours later, officers were dispatched to Preston Trails on the report of shots fired in the area. When police arrived on scene they found a vehicle with multiple bullet holes. A man told police that another man had fled into a nearby home. Officers found that man inside the home and both men were taken into custody.

Police say one man was arrested. Pickerington Police have not released the identity of those involved. Detectives are investigating a possible connection to the armed robbery that occurred Friday night.

The incidents remain under investigation.

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