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September 7, 2012Capt. Ralph Harvey, BCJ
At approx. 3:15 am this morning, Athens Police Department was notified of a gunshot injury at 2 Cardinal Lane Apt. B. The injured person was located by Athens Police Officers at the scene. The Officers rendered first aid until Athens County EMS arrived & transported him to O’bleness Memorial Hospital where he was subsequently transported by Medflight to Grant Hospital in Columbus. He was later pronounced dead at Grant. The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time as we are considering all possibilities as a matter of routine standard procedure. The deceased’s next of kin have not been notified and his name will not be released until they have been notified. The firearm involved was recovered at the scene and no public safety concerns are known at this time. There have not been any arrests made in connection to this event.I will provide any updates via email as soon as possible. Due to other administrative obligations, it is unlikely that I will be available for comment today, nor do I expect any information to be released in the near future other than his name.