BELMONT COUNTY — A suspect is in custody in connection with a reported homicide in the Somerton area. No names have been released at this time.
The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department, the Ohio State Patrol and other agencies were reportedly on scene. The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office reported the Bridgeport Police Department has jurisdiction in the investigation but no one was available at that department this morning.
Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas was reported as saying one man was shot and killed. The suspect’s car was described and WTOV-TV reported the suspect was apprehended after a short pursuit.