UPDATE: Deputies searching for suspect in Easter Sunday murder

Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 11:44 AM EDT
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POMEROY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Meigs County Sheriffs Deputies were called to Legion Terrace Road around 5 p.m. Sunday morning.

Neighbors say they were concerned after hearing gunshots.

Once deputies got to the scene, they found 25-year-old Kane Roush, shot multiple times, laying near an apartment complex near his home.

“The victim actually crawled to his house about 20 yards to try to get attention for help,” said Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood.

Sheriff Wood says when medics arrived on scene they quickly transported him to a hospital.

“About an hour later he passed away,” said Sheriff Wood.

Deputies say in the last hour of his life, they were able to talk to him briefly about what happened. They say his wounds were life threatening.

“He has very serious injuries back injuries shots front injuries shots,” said Sheriff Wood.

As a well known athlete from Mason County W.Va. Roush helped bring the first state title back to Wahama High School in 2012.

Now police are trying to piece together what happened at Roush’s home.

“I feel it is something of an argument that took place between whoever did this to him,” said Sheriff Wood.

The Sheriff has not released a suspects identity yet; he says the incident is isolated and there is no danger to the public.

Deputies are still asking anyone with information to come forward.

“If anyone has seen anything that was through here this morning in this area near the wild horse restaurant seen a vehicle around here messing around slow because we did find some live round by the roadway,” said Sheriff Wood.

UPDATE 4/4/21 @ 4 P.M.

The victim has been identified as 25 year-old Kane Roush.

Officers were called to the scene of Legion Terrace Road just before 5 a.m. and found a man laying on the ground with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital but passed away an hour later.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood says the investigation is still in the preliminary stages and they are asking for the publics help for information.

A suspect has not yet been identified.


Sheriff’s deputies are spending Easter Sunday investigating after a body was found in what officials are calling an apparent murder.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood says it happened just off Main Street near the old Wild Horse Restaurant.

Sheriff Wood says neighbors called 911 at 5 a.m. Sunday complaining of gunshots.

Authorities say neighbors told them the victim knocked on the door pleading for help.

The victim died about an hour after the call. Their identity has not yet been released.

Sheriff’s deputies are still on scene gathering evidence and processing the crime scene, along with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Pomeroy Police, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

There is no information on a suspect right now and they are presumed at-large. However, Sheriff Wood says there is no threat to the community.

He adds if anyone has any information, they should contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office or 911.

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