Security guard shot at Canton bar, police call it a 'a dangerous problem spot'

CANTON, Ohio - Hours after a security guard was shot inside a Canton nightclub, there was an arrest made in the case.

The shooting happened at a bar that officers consider "a dangerous problem spot." 

Police and the Canton city prosecutor are now trying to effectively shut down Hooch's Pub on Cleveland Avenue SW.

Even before the shooting overnight, police were fed up because of previous calls to the pub. 

In 2017, police responded to 24 calls to the pub for incidents ranging from fighting to shots fired. In one case, shots were fired into the ceiling above the dance floor.

In 2016, a 37-year-old man was found with multiple gunshots wounds in the bar's parking lot. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The city filed an objection with liquor control, trying to keep the pub from renewing its liquor license. 

Wednesday's shooting happened shortly before 3 a.m., when police said 33-year-old Russel Hazel, a security guard at the bar, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. He was taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton. His condition has not been released.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 32-year-old Timothy Frasker Jackson in Dover on a felonious assault charge and having a weapon under disability.



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