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Victim airlifted to hospital after shooting at Clermont County gas station

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Posted at 10:37 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 11:34:18-05

MOSCOW, Ohio — A Thursday night argument outside a Marathon gas station ended with one man shot in the neck and another fleeing the scene in a taxi, Clermont County deputies said.

The victim was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he has since been released. The suspect, 71-year-old Phillip Palmer, stands charged with felonious assault.

Two separate 911 calls summoned deputies to the scene shortly before 9. According to a news release from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department, the two men had been arguing when Palmer shot the victim.

He fled the gas station behind the wheel of a taxi, but New Richmond officers arrested him a short distance away.

Palmer, a veteran who owns a local taxi service, is being held in Clermont County Jail on a $500,000 bond.