Ohio BCI investigative unit on the scene of the homicide in Pomeroy. Photo by Robert Titus.

More details emerge, name released in Pomeroy homicide

POMEROY, Ohio – More information has been released including the name of the victim in a shooting that happened in the early hours of Easter morning.

Sheriff Keith Wood talks to reporters during a press conference concerning the Legion Terrace homicide. Photo courtesy Robert Titus.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood held a brief press conference near the scene of shooting that resulted in one man’s death.

About 4:52 a.m. on April 4, a call came in concerning yelling and shots fired on Legion Terrace Road (across from the former Wild Horse restaurant) in Pomeroy. Sheriff Wood said the victim, Kane Roush, 25, of Pomeroy, had attempted to reach his neighbor’s house for help. The neighbor called for help. When officers arrived Roush had gun shot wounds to the front of his body and the back of his body. Meigs EMS responded and transported him to Holzer Meigs Emergency Department. He had communicated with those trying to take care of him, but passed away from his injuries about an hour later.

Sheriff Wood said, “We are following leads,” as the investigation continues. Investigators are reviewing security camera footage and a photo may be forthcoming, but no suspects have been released at this time. Sheriff Wood said there were also live rounds found near Main Street.

Anyone with information about seeing a vehicle, suspicious activity or other information concerning this incident should call the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at 740-992-3371.

Sheriff Wood said there was no danger to the public. He said this was something that appears to have come from an argument, not a random act.

Sheriff Wood said multiple law enforcement agencies are involved with the active investigation. In addition to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio BCI, Pomeroy Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Mason Police Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police are involved in the investigation. Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley was also at the scene.

Robert Titus contributed to the story.

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