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Ohio Church Shooting: After Easter Service, Man Killed, Police Say

Image: Ohio Church Shooting: After Easter Service, Man Killed, Police Say Police are investigating a shooting outside a church in Ashtabula, Ohio, that left one man dead after an Easter service.

Monday, 01 Apr 2013 08:56 AM

 

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Soon after Easter mass on Sunday, a shooting outside of a northeast Ohio church left one man dead, police said. The suspect is the victim's son.

A member of the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ in Ashtabula said the man was shot soon after Easter services ended, around 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Joan Crockett said the man knew the shooter, and that a suspect was taken into custody.

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Media reports identified the victim as Richard Riddle, 52, and said his son was the shooter.

Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell told the Star Beacon in Ashtabula that dispatchers received multiple calls about the shooting from inside the church and that a mass shooting was feared. He said at least six other law enforcement agencies rushed to assist local police.
The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland reported that the church's pastor said congregants were leaving when they heard a gunshot.

"People pushed me into a back office and said, 'Somebody's here with a gun,'" said the Rev. David Howard Jr. "The guy was outside hollering and acting crazy."

There were no immediate reports of any other injuries.

Howard said the church has about 175 members. He said people at the church didn't know what led up to the shooting.

"It's such a tragic loss," Crockett said.

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County Coroner Pamela Lancaster told the Star Beacon that Riddle's wound was "immediately fatal." She said the body will be transferred to the Cuyahoga County coroner's office for autopsy.

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