Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shooter Dead At Scene, Two Wounded

"TOLDEO, OH — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting today in Sylvania Township as an attempted murder/suicide.

"David A. Eckhardt, 43, of 7160 Regents Park Blvd., shot his wife, Melissa Eckhardt, and his father, Richard C. Eckhardt, 71, and then turned the handgun on himself, said Sylvania Township police Det. Jim Rettig. The younger Mr. Eckhardt was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Mrs. Eckhardt and the elder Mr. Eckhardt were injured during the incident, which occurred at the couple’s residence on Regents Park, which is in the St. James Wood community, at about 9:15 a.m. The man’s mother was also at the house at the time of the shootings but was not injured herself, Detective Rettig said.

"One of the victims was taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital, according to the Lucas County EMS. Their conditions have not been released.

"Detective Rettig said Mr. Eckhardt’s parents did not live in the home. He did not say why they were at the residence.

"The detective said the motive involved marital issues. He was checking into a report that police were called to the residence for an incident on Monday."

From the Toldeo Blade...

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