Minerva man shot and killed, suspect under arrest

68-year-old Kenneth Blanchard charged with murder in Minerva. (9/1/16)

68-year-old Kenneth Blanchard charged with murder in Minerva. (9/1/16)

MINERVA-A Minerva man is being held at the Carroll County jail Thursday morning in connection to a deadly shooting.

Police were called to a home on Valley Street around 5:48 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance and gun shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they discovered a man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

68-year-old Kenneth Blanchard was arrested and has been charged with  murder. Blanchard will be in court later Thursday in Carroll County.

The victim has been identified as  35-year-old Michael Fairchild, of Minerva.  Police say Fairchild had a relationship with the suspect’s  daughter. She was not at the residence at the time of the shooting.

 

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