The victim, a 44-year-old Medina man, was shot in the abdomen.


BATH TOWNSHIP -- Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding those involved in the shooting of a former Navy SEAL last week.

It happened Friday around 5:25 p.m. following a verbal altercation at the West Market Plaza at 3800 Medina Road in Bath Township.

The victim, Christopher Heben, 44, of Medina, who was shot in the abdomen, attempted to follow the suspects but ultimately drove himself to the Bath Township Police Department after realizing he was bleeding profusely.

He was then taken to a local hospital.

(The still photo shown was taken when Heben was interviewed for a story on WKYC previously.)

Authorities say the suspects fled the shooting north on N. Cleveland-Massillon Road and turned southeast onto Ghent Road in a gray, low-profile sports car. It had a raised spoiler on the trunk and black rims. There was also dark black tint to the back and side rear windows. The muffler was a performance-style muffler with loud noise.

The vehicle, which was occupied by three males, was last seen at the traffic light at Ghent Road and the entrance ramp to I-77 North.

Police are reviewing several videos from nearby businesses to determine if the crime was captured on film.

Anybody who may have witnessed the incident or spotted the fleeing vehicle is asked to call the Bath Police Department at 330-666-3736.

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