Cleveland man shoots friend who was trying to stop him from drunk driving

By David Edwards
Monday, August 5, 2013 9:51 EDT
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A man Cleveland man told police that he was shot in the chest after he tried to stop his friend from driving drunk.

WOIO reported that Cleveland’s Second District was investigating a shooting that happened at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Java Bowling III, 43, said he got in an argument with 40-year-old Scott A. Campbell because he was trying to take away his friend’s keys to prevent him from driving while intoxicated.

The two men fought before Campbell shot Bowling in the chest, according to WJW. Campbell reportedly ran from the scene, but was later arrested in Middleburg Heights with the help of the police Aviation Unit. He was still awaiting charges at Central Prision Unit as of Sunday night.

Officers recovered a weapon from the backyard of the residence where Campbell was captured.

Bowling was recovering at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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(h/t: Talking Points Memo)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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