LONDON, OH (WCMH) – Police in London, Ohio said two men are dead and two are injured after a home invasion shooting Monday night.
According to a press release, two men attempted to break into a home on Lamplight Court around 11:30pm. Two male residents were home at the time. Once the suspects were in the residence, gunfire was exchanged.
One resident and one suspect died, police said.
Investigators identified the resident as William Benson, 28, and the suspect as Justin Coffey, 24. Another resident is in stable condition.
Those who live nearby said they heard several up to eight gunshots, as they remembered Benson as a well-liked neighbor.
“He was a great guy,” said Richard Norris. “He just got a new job. He was about to leave here, just got a new house.”
Police said they are searching for a second suspect, however that person remains unidentified.