Nicklas Trukla of Middlefield, Ohio, is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault
Trukla, 21, is accused of shooting man in the leg while he was watching TV in his apt
Police said the shooting was the result of a ‘love triangle’ involving Trkula, his girlfriend and her suspected lover
Trkula went to confront his rival and fired a shot, which entered neighbor’s apt and injured the victim, there
He is being held in the Trumbull County Jail without bond
Police in Ohio have arrested a man in a love triangle who they say shot an innocent person while targeting his romantic rival.
Nicklas Trukla, 21, from Middlefield, was arrested on Sunday afternoon on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault. He remained in jail without bail on Monday.
The Nile Police Department said the incident began unfolding at around 4.30pm, when officers arrived at the Mauro Circle apartments off of Deforest Road in response to multiple 911 calls about gunshots.
On arrival officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg. According to Capt. John Marshall, he was shot by Trkula while watching TV in his apartment, reported WKBN.
The victim was taken to St Elizabeth’s Youngstown Hospital and was expected to survive.
Investigators said it appears the victim was not Trkula’s intended target. Rather he was in a neighboring apartments.
While investigating the incident and speaking with several witnesses, officers discovered the injured man had been inside another apartment where a round entered while the suspect was shooting at his intended target.
Police believe the shooting was the result of a ‘love triangle’ involving Trkula, his girlfriend and the intended target.
Police said Trkula drove from Middlefield to Niles to confront his rival because he believed his girlfriend was at his apartment.
After the shooting Trkula and the woman returned to their home in Middlefield, police said.
About an hour later, officers found Trkula and took him back to Niles to face charges.