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Report: Father Helps Identify Ohio Sniper Suspect


— March 16, 2004

Police identified the suspect in a string of two dozen sniper-style shootings in central Ohio with the help of his father, who turned over a gun used in the shootings, a published report said on Tuesday.

One of two handguns belonging to the suspect, Charles McCoy, Jr., 28, matched ballistics tests done on nine bullets from the serial shootings, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. The article quoted unnamed sources.

McCoy is believed to have bought another gun, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Steve Martin said on Monday. He released a photograph and a description of the suspect and his car.

McCoy’s mother described him in a missing person’s report filed before he was named a suspect in the shooting as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, the newspaper reported.

Details here from Reuters vial Findlaw.com. And another from the AP: Ohio Highway Shooting Suspect Mentally Ill


Police identified the suspect in a string of two dozen sniper-style shootings in central Ohio with the help of his father, who turned over a gun used in the shootings, a published report said on Tuesday.

One of two handguns belonging to the suspect, Charles McCoy, Jr., 28, matched ballistics tests done on nine bullets from the serial shootings, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. The article quoted unnamed sources.

McCoy is believed to have bought another gun, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Steve Martin said on Monday. He released a photograph and a description of the suspect and his car.

McCoy’s mother described him in a missing person’s report filed before he was named a suspect in the shooting as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, the newspaper reported.

Details here from Reuters vial Findlaw.com. And another from the AP: Ohio Highway Shooting Suspect Mentally Ill

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