Woman charged with killing her child’s father in Whitehall shooting

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WHITEHALL, Ohio (WCMH) — Police in Whitehall are investigating a shooting that left one person dead.

According to the Whitehall police, at about 6:44pm, Thursday, officers were called to the 4400 block of Josephus Avenue on the report of a shooting.  

When police arrived on scene, they found Thomas Battle, 53, suffering from gunshot injuries.  

Battle was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital where he later died from his injuries.  

Police say, after investigating, they arrested the mother of Battle’s son, Crystal Lanier, 38, at her residence on E. Mound Street.  

Police have charged Lanier with murder.  

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