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Heritage Place shooter, target no strangers to police

Updated: Tuesday, June 10 2014, 01:18 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A 5-year-old boy who was one of three victims during a Monday morning shooting outside of the Heritage Place apartments is now out of the hospital and recovering.
Guillermo Hernandez, 35, and his son, Cruzito, were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire when Tajh Jackson, also known as Tajh Dawson, allegedly shot at 21-year-old Torrance Lyda of Steubenville.
Guillermo Hernandez, too, is also believed to be out of the hospital and doing well. Police say Lyda is out of surgery, but remains in serious condition.
As it turns out the shooter in this case, who is still on the run, and the target (Lyda) are no strangers to police.
Lyda's spotted record includes an obstructing official business charge and carrying a concealed weapons charge from 2011.  More recently, he earned a felony assault charge in Nov. 2013. In fact, Lyda was scheduled to appear in court last week. Police said Lyda did not live at the apartment complex where he was shot, nor did the alleged the shooter, Jackson.
Jackson's name, too, is a familiar to the Steubenville Police Department. In the last several years, he was charged multiple times with carrying a concealed weapon. Other charges include drug possession and falsification for lying to police.
The community is hoping the right tips quickly lead police to the suspect.
In addition to Steubenville Police, the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is also assisting to try and track down Jackson.

Heritage Place shooter, target no strangers to police


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