Woman arrested in connection with police cruiser shooting

Jorge Rojas

Authorities say they have arrested a Toledo woman in connection with the attempted shooting of a Toledo Police officer inside his cruiser early Monday morning.

Bridgett Oyerbides has been taken into custody on a charge of tampering with evidence. Police say she was inside a pickup truck with four other males when one of the males opened fire on a Toledo Police vehicle near the site of the old Southwyck Mall in South Toledo.

Toledo Police Officer Geroge Shaughnessy attempted to stop the suspects' vehicle near Brownstone and Cresthaven around 3:00 a.m. Monday when at least eleven shots were fired at the officer while he was inside his police cruiser. He suffered a minor wound in the back of his head, presumably from shattered glass, according to Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre.

Police say the shots were fired by Chadd Rabara, 17. He along with Raul Moya, 16, Martin Cheno, 20, and Jorge Rojas, 19, who were also inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting, have been arrested and charged with attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.

Cheno and Rojas are currently being held at the Lucas County Jail on $1 million bond each. They are scheduled to appear in court next on July 27.

Moya and Rabara are being held at the Juvenile Justice Center.

Shaughnessy received only non-life threatening injuries and was treated at an area hospital. He was back on the job Monday night.