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Bail bondsman shoots 27-year-old felony fugitive while attempting to serve warrant

Posted at 7:12 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 19:12:23-04

BEDFORD, Ohio — A bail bond agent shot a fugitive while serving a warrant Sunday, according to the Bedford Police Department.

Officers were called to 97 Solon Rd. for reports of shots fired at 9:36 a.m., police said.

When they arrived, officers found several bail bond agents attempting to subdue Charles Jones-Hill, 27.

The agents were serving a warrant on Hills when he jumped from a third story apartment window to avoid being captured, according to police.

A struggle ensued between Hills and another bail bond agent who was outside of the apartment. During the struggle, Hills attempted to disarm the agent causing a round to be fired from his weapon. A second agent then fired a round from his gun which struck the man in the lower back, according to an agent who witnessed the incident.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover, according to police.

Hills was wanted for two felony weapons violations and has a criminal history that includes kidnapping, robbery and burglary.

The incident is under investigation.