Fostoria shooting kills 1, injures 1

FOSTORIA – A woman was killed and her daughter was critically injured in a shooting in Fostoria Sunday.

The suspect, identified by Fostoria Police Department as Calvin Dixson, 37, remained at large Sunday night and was considered armed and dangerous. People were encouraged to call 911 immediately and not approach him if they see him.

The homicide at 245 Bannister St., a home belonging to one of the victims, was reported to the police department around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The department did not release the women’s names Sunday evening because not all family members had been notified.

Capt. Patrick Brooks of Fostoria Police Department said officials did not know what prompted the incident, which remained under investigation Sunday evening.

Brooks said Dixson, whose last known address was Perrysburg, is the estranged boyfriend of the surviving victim.

Police were told there evidently was a history of threats being made by the suspect toward the woman, he said.

“She has had a (civil protection order) against him,” he said.

The woman was taken by Fostoria Fire Division to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and then was taken by Life Flight to The Toledo Hospital, Brooks said.

She was in critical condition in the intensive care unit there Sunday, he said.

The woman’s mother was dead at the scene, Brooks said.

He said he believed Dixson used a 9mm handgun in the shooting, and the weapon had not been recovered Sunday evening. Multiple rounds were fired, he said.

Brooks said police believe Dixson is driving an older-model green Dodge pickup truck. He will face charges of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder, which is dependent on whether the woman survives, Brooks said.

Fostoria Police Department was assisted by personnel from Hancock, Seneca and Wood county sheriff’s offices, State Highway Patrol and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Darrin Roush, a 4th Street resident, heard shots about the same time as the homicide report but said they probably were from Fostoria United Sportsmen’s club.

He said he didn’t think anything of it.

Roush, who lives two blocks from the scene, said he wasn’t surprised when he heard it was a shooting but said it was surprising it happened so close to his home.

It seemed to be a pretty close-knit and quiet neighborhood, Roush said.

Fostoria Community Arts Council’s summer concert that was scheduled for Sunday evening was canceled. The city’s safety service director requested the cancellation due to the situation and the proximity of the crime scene to the park, according to a release.

The concert now is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wainwright Ampitheatre.