Ohio man kills 5-year-old son, self

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Ohio man fatally shot his 5-year-old son, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

Guernsey County sheriff's deputies went to a home just outside Cambridge Wednesday afternoon to check on 36-year-old Russell Ball. They say he had threatened to hurt himself.

Deputies forced their way into the home and found Ball and his 5-year-old son dead. It's believed Ball shot and killed his son and then shot himself with the same weapon.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/UNT1Lc) the sheriff's office continues to investigate and is expected to release more information Thursday.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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