Ex-boyfriend kills girlfriend and her companion in Massillon

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MASSILLON, OH – A man and woman are dead after being shot by the ex-boyfriend of the woman in Massillon Saturday evening.

Massillon police report that the couple was leaving the man’s home on 17th Street, NE in a car when the ex-boyfriend of the woman shot them. The man, who was in the driver’s seat, passed away at the scene. The woman was taken by helicopter to the hospital where she passed away during surgery.

The suspect was later located at his home in Jackson Township, where he attempted to take his own life before police could reach him. He remains hospitalized and his condition has not been released.

Massillon Police want to remind everyone that if they are in a domestic violence situation, they should never wait to get help. They urge victims to call 330-453-7233 at any time for help. In their words, “Don’t wait til it’s too late.”