Robber kills 2, self in Ohio gun theft attempt

ORIENT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a man has shot and killed two people then himself after an apparent robbery attempt in Pickaway County.

The county sheriff says suspect Michael Melrose knew the man and woman found bound and shot in their Orient home Saturday and had performed odd jobs for them.

Authorities say Melrose was fleeing the residence around 10 p.m. Saturday with an armful of long guns when county sheriff’s deputies arrived and ordered him to drop the weapons. Melrose turned a pistol from the back of his waist and shot himself.

Inside the home, a male victim was found bound and alive suffering from gunshot wounds. He died on the way to the hospital.

The body of a female victim, partially bound with multiple gunshot wounds, was also recovered.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s