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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

NEWARK - On Thursday evening at 8:15 PM Licking County sheriff deputies responded to a reported shooting at in the 4000 block of Price Road. Upon arrival they found two victims shot and deceased in the home. The preliminary investigation would indicate a murder-suicide.

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said on the department's Facebook page, "It is with regret and a heavy heart that I announce the victims are David Lewandowski, age 34, and his wife, Elizabeth Lewandowski, age 24. Dave was a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the patrol division here at the Licking County Sheriff's Office. Elizabeth was an RN at Licking Memorial Hospital."

BCI from the Ohio Attorney General's Office was called to the scene and will conduct the investigation.

Sheriff Thorp asks that the community keep the victims families in their thoughts and prayers as well as the extended work families of the Licking County Sheriff's Office and Licking Memorial Hospital.


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