Shooting victim identified

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Published: Dec. 11, 2022 at 5:08 PM EST
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UPDATE 12/11/2022 @ 11:30 p.m.

The victim’s identity has been released after a shooting killed one person.

The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office identifies the victim as Larry M. Coon, age 44 of Pomeroy, Ohio.

Larry Coon deputies said later died at the hospital after being shot on Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 3 o’clock at a home on State Route 7 South in Clay Township.

“On Sunday afternoon, deputies with my office responded to a reported shooting of a man by a family member. As a result of our investigation, we have learned that the two men were engaged in an argument at the time of the shooting,” said Sheriff Matt Champlin.

Champlin went on to say there is no threat to the public.

The suspect deputies identified as Bobby Coon.

Charges are pending against Bobby Coon and will be filed after consulting with the Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren, Champlin said.


GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -One person has died after a shooting.

Gallia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting just before 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened along State Route 7 South in Clay Township.

The male victim died at a nearby hospital.

“Investigative staff from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation will be conducting an ongoing investigation, " states Sheriff Champlin.

Champlin said there is no threat to the community at the time.

This is a developing story.

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