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Fatal Shooting at an Ashtabula Church

Fatal Shooting at an Ashtabula Church

(Ashtabula) - One person has been shot and killed at a church service on Sunday afternoon.

The Ashtabula County Coroner's Office confirms with that the homicide happened at the Church of God in Christ on Hiawatha Avenue. One person is dead, and a suspect is in custody.

(Photos courtesy of WKYC)

Investigators say the attack happened at 1:15pm. So far, the motive is unclear. Calls to the church have gone unanswered.

Paster David Howard Jr. tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 that he had just finished his sermon when Rashad Riddle took out a gun, and shot his father Richard Riddle in the head.

Howard says the congregation was stunned, but members were able to hold the Rashad Riddle until police arrived. He is in his 40s was a long time member. He always seemed like a good person, but today he was speaking in a "crazy" manner.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ashtabula Sheriff's Office is assisting the Ashtabula Police Department at this time.


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