Shelter worker found guilty in shooting of Toledo homeless man

Houston Hart III faces up to 8 years in prison for shooting a homeless man.

A man who served as a cook at a Toledo homeless shelter is now facing prison time for shooting a man back in April.

27-year-old Houston Hart III pleaded no contest to a felonious assault charge with a firearms specification on Tuesday.

A judge then found him guilty of shooting Louis Barton and scheduled Hart's sentencing for August 28.

The shooting occurred during an altercation between Barton and Hart, outside St. Paul's Community Center in Toledo, on April 25.

Witnesses reported that Hart got into a heated argument with the homeless man, Mr. Barton, the morning of the shooting.

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At some point, Hart went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun from the truck.

Hart then shot Barton in the arm, the side, and the neck while still outside the community center.

The 27-year-old could now be sentenced to 8 years behind bars.