Thug sought after gun battle injures innocent bystander

(WOIO) - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Chelston Toler.

Toler is wanted by the U.S. Marshals, and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on charges of felonious assault shooting. Toler was involved in an incident that took place on June 9th, 2011 at 9316 Amesbury Avenue. A large fight broke out between Toler and a few associates. During the altercation, weapons were drawn by Toler and other suspects and a gun fight ensued. As a result, a female victim was struck in the leg. Also four separate dwellings were riddled with gunfire on the street. A few of the suspects in this case have been previously arrested; however Toler is still at large. Toler does not have a significant criminal history mainly prior drug offenses. Toler should be considered armed and dangerous.

Toler is a 20-year-old black male standing approximately 5'10", and weighing 140 pounds. He has black hair and has brown eyes. Toler goes by the street name "Chess." Toler has numerous family members and associates throughout the Cleveland area. Toler has previously resided on the 9300 block of Talbot Avenue in Cleveland. Toler is known to be in the area of E. 93rd Street and Hough Avenue. Toler has also been seen frequently in the area of E. 128th Street and Amesbury Avenue.

If you have any information in reference to Chelston Toler, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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