MORROW COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal double shooting that occurred Tuesday in Troy Township.
MCSO states that deputies went to a house in Troy Township for a well-being check and found two people dead at the scene.
A suspect, Charles Fink, was arrested overnight as a fugitive in Kentucky. He is currently being held in Carroll County, Ky., in connection with the shooting.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the crime scene to gather evidence with MCSO not releasing the names of the victims at this time.
Morrow County Sheriff John Hinton confirmed both victims had been shot.
Here is the full statement from Morrow County Sheriff John Hinton:
The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspected double homicide. On June 7, 2022 Morrow County Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Troy Township for a well being check. Upon their arrival, Deputies located two victims both deceased.
Ohio BCI was contacted to process the suspected crime scene and to gather possible evidence. The names of the victims are being withheld until notification can be made to the next of kin. While this matter remains under investigation and not much information can be released at this time, I want to assure the public that there is currently no threat to the residents of Morrow County. More information will be released as it is made available.Sheriff John Hinton
“This is supposed to be nice,” said neighbor Michael Albert. “Peace and quiet around here.”
Albert said he’s hard of hearing and didn’t hear any commotion coming from the house next door.
“I didn’t know anything about it until 8:30 this morning,” Albert said. “I knew there was a sheriff here. There was another car here, and they already had it taped off.”
Those who knew the victims said one of them was a woman who had concerns for her safety.
“I replaced the door lock on her trailer home,” Albert said. “She, she had one pistol. I told her to make sure you got that pistol close to you all the time.”
Albert and other neighbors identified Fink as the ex-husband of one of the victims and the person she was afraid of.