Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report the second victim in the Wednesday evening shooting incident at 601 W. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine, succumbed to his injuries Friday evening at a Columbus hospital.
Anthony Scartz, 24, of Bellefontaine, passed away from his gunshot wounds at 6:10 p.m. at Grant Medical Center, where he previously had been listed in critical condition. Scartz had been shot multiple times at the west Columbus Avenue residence, officers said.
The first victim, Caleb Chamberlin, 22, was shot and killed Wednesday when defendants Ethan Grim, 17, Josiah Bush, 16, and Elijah Barrett, 15, all of Urbana, each allegedly entered the home and began shooting at some point shortly thereafter.
At 11:35 p.m., officers, along with Bellefontaine Fire and EMS were dispatched to the residence on a report of gunshots fired from and multiple injuries reported.
It is expected that additional charges in the second death will be filed soon, officers said.
“The tragic circumstances of Wednesday night at 601 West Columbus Avenue has resulted in yet another death,” Chief Brandon Standley said in a release. “We will assist the Franklin County Coroner’s Office since he (Scartz) passed away there. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Scartz.
The three Urbana area juveniles are currently lodged in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center.
In addition, Austin Allen, 20, of Bellefontaine, was arrested Friday and charged with a first-degree felony count of complicity to aggravated robbery, and he is lodged in the Logan County Jail.
Officers said it is believed that Allen was with the teens who entered the home and participated in their getaway.
Two adult females were also assaulted at the scene. A juvenile that resides in the home was not harmed physically during the incident.
“The Bellefontaine Police Department has worked tirelessly to put the three teens and one adult behind bars for these heinous crimes,” Chief Standley said. “Now, we will continue to work with the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office to be sure each of the four are held accountable for their crimes.”