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Bond set for man accused of N. Erie St. shooting

The door of a Toledo Police cruiser.
The door of a Toledo Police cruiser.(WTVG)
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 4:40 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A 29-year-old man is dead after being shot Sunday night in North Toledo.

Officers were called to the 3500 block of N. Erie St. just after 10 p.m. They found Dameon Bates suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mychal Smith, 30, was charged with reckless homicide and booked into the Lucas County Jail. He made his first court appearance on Monday, where a judge set his bond at $250,000. His preliminary hearing is set for December 7.

According to court documents, Smith and Bates were friends and had spent the night partying. At one point, Smith took out his gun and pointed it at Bates, who grabbed the gun while it was still in Smith’s hands. The gun discharged, with a bullet striking Bates in the head.

It is Toledo’s 66th homicide of 2021.

Mychal Smith was charged with homicide on Sunday, Nov. 28.
Mychal Smith was charged with homicide on Sunday, Nov. 28.(WTVG)

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