Deputies Say Man Killed Wife, Then Himself


A police stand-off that began Saturday night ended in a murder-suicide.

The Hocking County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Perry County Sheriff's Office around 9 p.m. Saturday about a possible homicide and barricade situation on the 9000 block of State Route 93 in New Straitsville.

Deputies say 47-year-old Kevin Buckley called a friend and said he had just killed his wife, Tammy.

He then said he would kill himself.

The friend contacted the Lancaster Police department, who transferred the call to the Perry County Sheriff's Office.

Both sheriff's departments responded and secured the scene.

The Logan-Hocking Special Response Team and emergency medical personnel from Hocking and Perry counties also responded.

Ohio Route 93 was shut down while authorities assessed the situation. After several hours, law enforcement entered the home where they found Kevin and Tammy Buckley dead. Friends of the Buckley tell 10TV that Tammy was shot twice.

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