Category Archives: Ohio

Killed – Man (Cleveland, OH)

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An unidentified man was found shot to death Tuesday on Cleveland’s East Side.

About 7:30 p.m., someone reported shots fired on the 6700 block of Bayliss Avenue, just north of Superior Avenue. Police found a man there with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. He was a black man who looked be in his 30s. He has not been identified yet. His official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Deshaun Carter.

Carter is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Cleveland Police for aggravated murder. It is alleged that on Dec. 31, 2013, Carter shot a man several times killing him. The murder took place near the 6700 block of Bayliss Ave. in Cleveland.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/police_find_man_shot_to_death.html

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/12/homicides_drop_in_cleveland_ri.html

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/25565075/fugitive-of-the-week-deshaun-carter

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Mass Shooting – Killed – Male Teen – David Carpenter-Kohler (Barberton, OH)

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting deaths of a Barberton father and his two teenage children.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, both of Akron, were arrested Friday on three counts each of aggravated murder.

Additional charges, including a potential death penalty specification indictment, will be considered when the case is reviewed later this month by a Summit County grand jury.

The arrests came on the same day that John Kohler, the Barberton father whose home was targeted by armed robbers on New Year’s Eve, died of apparent gunshot wounds.

He was shot in the home invasion burglary that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, and his son, David Kohler Carpenter, 14.

Kohler’s girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, 38, survived the shooting and is recovering at an area hospital.

Autopsies this week showed that Ashley died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her brother, David, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He also suffered defensive wounds to his arms, reports show. They were found together in a back bedroom.

The haunting 911 call from a Barberton woman paints a picture of the aftermath of a shooting New Year’s Eve that left her and her boyfriend wounded and his two teenage children dead.

“Help, help,” a wounded Ronda Blankenship pleads to a dispatcher in the conversation released Thursday by Southwest Summit Communications. “I’m bleeding everywhere … my boyfriend is here. I have two kids here … Help, help, help. Oh God.”

The teens were visiting their father, John Kohler, 42, at his 7th Street Northeast home on New Year’s Eve.

His girlfriend, Rhonda Blankenship, 38, was also shot, but survived.

A call for help was made around 6:50 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio — One of two brothers accused of killing three people and shooting a fourth during a home invasion robbery in Barberton is mentally unfit for the death penalty, a judge ruled on Monday.

Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron, still faces aggravated murder charges in the Dec. 31, 2013 attack. Summit County Judge Amy Corrigal Jones ruled that Hendon mental disabilities barred him from being executed under state and federal laws.

Hendon is scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday to determine how the case will proceed.

Hendon and his brother, Eric Hendon, 32, are accused of breaking into a 7th Street S.W. home in order to steal drugs and money, according to police.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/barberton-police-arrest-two-in-slaying-of-teens-father-1.456772

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/08/judge_rules_barberton_triple_m.html

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/family-prepares-to-bury-teen-victims-in-barberton-shooting-1.456621

http://fox8.com/2014/01/03/autopsy-results-on-barberton-teens-released/

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/victim_in_fatal_barberton_quad.html

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24627406/prosecutors-get-confession-from-suspect-in-barberton-triple-murder

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/24543218/death-penalty-sought

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?pid=168932974

http://www.coxfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2367494&fh_id=13548

Mass Shooting – Killed – Ashley Carpenter (Barberton, OH)

Ashley Carpenter2

Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting deaths of a Barberton father and his two teenage children.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, both of Akron, were arrested Friday on three counts each of aggravated murder.

Additional charges, including a potential death penalty specification indictment, will be considered when the case is reviewed later this month by a Summit County grand jury.

The arrests came on the same day that John Kohler, the Barberton father whose home was targeted by armed robbers on New Year’s Eve, died of apparent gunshot wounds.

He was shot in the home invasion burglary that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, and his son, David Kohler Carpenter, 14.

Kohler’s girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, 38, survived the shooting and is recovering at an area hospital.

Autopsies this week showed that Ashley died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her brother, David, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He also suffered defensive wounds to his arms, reports show. They were found together in a back bedroom.

The haunting 911 call from a Barberton woman paints a picture of the aftermath of a shooting New Year’s Eve that left her and her boyfriend wounded and his two teenage children dead.

“Help, help,” a wounded Ronda Blankenship pleads to a dispatcher in the conversation released Thursday by Southwest Summit Communications. “I’m bleeding everywhere … my boyfriend is here. I have two kids here … Help, help, help. Oh God.”

The teens were visiting their father, John Kohler, 42, at his 7th Street Northeast home on New Year’s Eve.

His girlfriend, Rhonda Blankenship, 38, was also shot, but survived.

A call for help was made around 6:50 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio — One of two brothers accused of killing three people and shooting a fourth during a home invasion robbery in Barberton is mentally unfit for the death penalty, a judge ruled on Monday.

Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron, still faces aggravated murder charges in the Dec. 31, 2013 attack. Summit County Judge Amy Corrigal Jones ruled that Hendon mental disabilities barred him from being executed under state and federal laws.

Hendon is scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday to determine how the case will proceed.

Hendon and his brother, Eric Hendon, 32, are accused of breaking into a 7th Street S.W. home in order to steal drugs and money, according to police.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/barberton-police-arrest-two-in-slaying-of-teens-father-1.456772

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/08/judge_rules_barberton_triple_m.html

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/family-prepares-to-bury-teen-victims-in-barberton-shooting-1.456621

http://fox8.com/2014/01/03/autopsy-results-on-barberton-teens-released/

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/victim_in_fatal_barberton_quad.html

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24627406/prosecutors-get-confession-from-suspect-in-barberton-triple-murder

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/24543218/death-penalty-sought

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?pid=168932974

http://www.coxfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2367494&fh_id=13548

Mass Shooting – Killed – John Kohler (Barberton, OH)

John Kohler1

Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting deaths of a Barberton father and his two teenage children.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, both of Akron, were arrested Friday on three counts each of aggravated murder.

Additional charges, including a potential death penalty specification indictment, will be considered when the case is reviewed later this month by a Summit County grand jury.

The arrests came on the same day that John Kohler, the Barberton father whose home was targeted by armed robbers on New Year’s Eve, died of apparent gunshot wounds.

He was shot in the home invasion burglary that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, and his son, David Kohler Carpenter, 14.

Kohler’s girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, 38, survived the shooting and is recovering at an area hospital.

Autopsies this week showed that Ashley died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her brother, David, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He also suffered defensive wounds to his arms, reports show. They were found together in a back bedroom.

The haunting 911 call from a Barberton woman paints a picture of the aftermath of a shooting New Year’s Eve that left her and her boyfriend wounded and his two teenage children dead.

“Help, help,” a wounded Ronda Blankenship pleads to a dispatcher in the conversation released Thursday by Southwest Summit Communications. “I’m bleeding everywhere … my boyfriend is here. I have two kids here … Help, help, help. Oh God.”

The teens were visiting their father, John Kohler, 42, at his 7th Street Northeast home on New Year’s Eve.

His girlfriend, Rhonda Blankenship, 38, was also shot, but survived.

A call for help was made around 6:50 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio — One of two brothers accused of killing three people and shooting a fourth during a home invasion robbery in Barberton is mentally unfit for the death penalty, a judge ruled on Monday.

Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron, still faces aggravated murder charges in the Dec. 31, 2013 attack. Summit County Judge Amy Corrigal Jones ruled that Hendon mental disabilities barred him from being executed under state and federal laws.

Hendon is scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday to determine how the case will proceed.

Hendon and his brother, Eric Hendon, 32, are accused of breaking into a 7th Street S.W. home in order to steal drugs and money, according to police.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/barberton-police-arrest-two-in-slaying-of-teens-father-1.456772

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/08/judge_rules_barberton_triple_m.html

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/family-prepares-to-bury-teen-victims-in-barberton-shooting-1.456621

http://fox8.com/2014/01/03/autopsy-results-on-barberton-teens-released/

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/victim_in_fatal_barberton_quad.html

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24627406/prosecutors-get-confession-from-suspect-in-barberton-triple-murder

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/24543218/death-penalty-sought

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?pid=168932974

http://www.coxfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2367494&fh_id=13548

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Barberton, OH)

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting deaths of a Barberton father and his two teenage children.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, both of Akron, were arrested Friday on three counts each of aggravated murder.

Additional charges, including a potential death penalty specification indictment, will be considered when the case is reviewed later this month by a Summit County grand jury.

The arrests came on the same day that John Kohler, the Barberton father whose home was targeted by armed robbers on New Year’s Eve, died of apparent gunshot wounds.

He was shot in the home invasion burglary that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, and his son, David Kohler Carpenter, 14.

Kohler’s girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, 38, survived the shooting and is recovering at an area hospital.

Autopsies this week showed that Ashley died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her brother, David, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He also suffered defensive wounds to his arms, reports show. They were found together in a back bedroom.

The haunting 911 call from a Barberton woman paints a picture of the aftermath of a shooting New Year’s Eve that left her and her boyfriend wounded and his two teenage children dead.

“Help, help,” a wounded Ronda Blankenship pleads to a dispatcher in the conversation released Thursday by Southwest Summit Communications. “I’m bleeding everywhere … my boyfriend is here. I have two kids here … Help, help, help. Oh God.”

The teens were visiting their father, John Kohler, 42, at his 7th Street Northeast home on New Year’s Eve.

His girlfriend, Rhonda Blankenship, 38, was also shot, but survived.

A call for help was made around 6:50 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio — One of two brothers accused of killing three people and shooting a fourth during a home invasion robbery in Barberton is mentally unfit for the death penalty, a judge ruled on Monday.

Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron, still faces aggravated murder charges in the Dec. 31, 2013 attack. Summit County Judge Amy Corrigal Jones ruled that Hendon mental disabilities barred him from being executed under state and federal laws.

Hendon is scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday to determine how the case will proceed.

Hendon and his brother, Eric Hendon, 32, are accused of breaking into a 7th Street S.W. home in order to steal drugs and money, according to police.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/barberton-police-arrest-two-in-slaying-of-teens-father-1.456772

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/08/judge_rules_barberton_triple_m.html

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/family-prepares-to-bury-teen-victims-in-barberton-shooting-1.456621

http://fox8.com/2014/01/03/autopsy-results-on-barberton-teens-released/

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/victim_in_fatal_barberton_quad.html

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24627406/prosecutors-get-confession-from-suspect-in-barberton-triple-murder

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/24543218/death-penalty-sought

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?pid=168932974

http://www.coxfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2367494&fh_id=13548

Killed – Eric M. Wheeler (Springfield, OH)

Eric M. Wheeler

SPRINGFIELD — A Northeastern High School graduate died after a shooting that a 911 caller said was an accident, but officers investigating the incident could need weeks to complete their work, Springfield’s police chief said Tuesday.

Eric M. Wheeler, 22, died Monday afternoon from injuries sustained when he was shot in the abdomen at a southeast Springfield house.

No charges have been filed, according to the Springfield Police Division.

Authorities were alerted to the shooting at 3:29 p.m. at 932 Barker Drive, about one mile from the Burnett Plaza Shopping Center.

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing his friend while they were drinking inside of a Springfield home received a three-year prison sentence on Friday.

Dustin Olwin, 29, of 932 Barker Drive, pleaded guilty June 17 to involuntary manslaughter, a third-degree felony. In exchange for the guilty plea, charges of reckless homicide, negligent homicide and using weapons while intoxicated were dismissed.

Olwin was charged in connection with the December 2013 shooting death of his friend Eric M. Wheeler. Wheeler was shot and killed while the two were drinking and hanging out at Olwin’s home.
In a 9-1-1 call from the night of the shooting, a woman on the phone with dispatchers said they were “screwing around” with guns when Wheeler was “accidentally” shot in the abdomen.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/22-year-old-dies-from-gunshot-wound/ncYrj/

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/3-year-prison-sentence-for-man-who-shot-killed-fri/ngdQW/

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/crime-law/family-wants-jail-time-in-fatal-shooting/ndSbR/

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/jan/01/man–found-shot-to-death-in-springfield/

http://m.whio.com/news/news/crime-law/3-year-prison-sentence-for-man-who-shot-killed-fri/ngdQW/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/springfield/obituary.aspx?pid=168848588

Killed – Sherman D. Martin (Portsmouth, OH)

Sherman D. Martin

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) — The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death after a neighbor found a man with an apparent gunshot wound on a back porch.

A little after 11 p.m. Sunday, Marcus Huston says he heard a gunshot next door on in the 3700 block of State Route 139 in Portsmouth.

He walked to the home and saw a man lying on the back porch. He says it appeared he’d been shot in the head.

Huston called 911. He recognized the victim, 45-year-old Sherman Martin.

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Scioto-County-Sheriff-Investigatin-Shooting-Death—238004961.html

http://www.wowktv.com/story/24329604/portsmouth-oh-man-is-shot-and-killed-while-on-his-back-porch-authorities-investigating

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?n=sherman-martin&pid=168844346

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168856617