One man was released after wounding another with a firearm in Hillsboro Saturday afternoon.
According to the Hillsboro Police, at about 2:48pm the dispatcher received a 9-1-1 call from a residence in the 500 block of Johnson Street. No one was speaking, but a disturbance was heard in the background.
An officer was en route when the dispatcher learned the disturbance involved two males in a fight with multiple weapons involved.
Upon arrival the officer found that 52-year-old Mark Puckett was the homeowner - and that the other subject was 54-year-old Harry Holsinger of Hillsboro, who had left.
According to the police report, Puckett said the two men had an argument over the telephone concerning money owed by Puckett to Holsinger from the recent purchase of a vehicle. A short time later, Holsinger drove up to Puckett's residence very upset and aggressive, with a stun gun and a pocket knife.
As Holsinger approached Puckett on his front porch and turned the stun gun on, Puckett backed away and brandished a firearm, then shot Holsinger once in the abdomen. Holsinger dropped his weapons and left in his car.
The Highland District Hospital reported that Holsinger arrived at 2:58pm, and an officer responded. Holsinger gave a similar account of the events. He was flown to Miami Valley hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wound. A relative says Holsinger remains in critical condition.
Homeowner Mark Puckett was detained and transported to the Hillsboro Police Department, but was later released after consultation with the county prosecutor.
No further details were available at the time of the report because of the ongoing investigation, which will determine what charges might be filed on either party.