BEDFORD, Ohio — Police are investigating after an employee at Hyundai of Bedford allegedly shot a customer during a "dispute" inside the dealership Friday afternoon.
After receiving multiple calls of an individual being shot at the dealership, officials found the 67-year-old male patron lying in the parking lot outside the building on Rockside Road just after 1:30 p.m. First responders immediately attended to him and he was subsequently transported to MetroHealth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his left upper leg. His exact condition remains unknown at this time.
According to 911 calls, an employee and customer allegedly got into an altercation. The employee shot the customer after he allegedly reached for his waistband and a manager at the dealership secured the 27 Glock from the worker following the shooting. Authorities did not recover a weapon from the customer.
The employee has since been identified as 40-year-old Andrew Mach, of Cleveland. Police confirmed Wednesday he was taken into custody at the scene and subsequently held at the Solon Jail prior to a Monday appearance in Bedford Municipal Court, where he was released after posting 10% of a $100,000 bond.
Mach is charged with felonious assault, and his case has since been bound over to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. If convicted, he could face up to eight years in prison.
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