Charges Filed After One Dead In Ashland Shooting

  • 6/11/2019 9:17:35 AM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - The Ashland Police Division is currently investigating a shooting that occured on Cleveland Avenue. 

The incident took place at the Almond Tree Inn at 1423 Cleveland Avenue. A caller reporter that a male had been shot. Officers arrived on scene and found a 28 Year Old Female and a 26 Year Old male with gunshot wounds. Both were residents of separate apartments at the Inn.

The male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female was transported to UH Samaritan Hospital. Her condition is unknown. 

The male was identifed as Timothy Maust of Ashland. No details in terms of autopsy results are available at this time.

The female was identified as Elizabeth Bunnell, 28-years-old.  She is currently being treated at OhioHealth Mansfield. 

Ohio BCI was called to process the scene. 

A 18-year old male, two 17 year old males and a 16 year old male were taken into custody. All are residents of Ashland. A .22 caliber pistol was recovered from the residence of one of the suspects. 

On Wednesday, Ashland County Prosecutor Christopher R. Tunnell stated that felony charges have been filed the four suspects. Gregory Kuzawa II, age 18, of Ashland was charged by complaint Wednesday in Ashland County Common Pleas Court with complicity to aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated burglary and complicity to attempted murder. The complaint also includes a firearm specification. Kuzawa is currently being held in the Ashland County Jail. 

The three male juveniles were also charged by complaint in Ashland Juvenile Court with charges including complicity to aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated burglary, and complicity to attempted murder. Firearm specifications were also included in the complaints filed against the juveniles. 

The names of the Juveniles were not released, as it is policy of the prosecutor's office to not release names of juveniles charged in court. 

"The fast-acting response and collaborative efforts of all agencies involved led to the capture of numerous fugitives in a short period of time and helped assure the public's safety." Chris Tunnell said. 

Tunnel also stated that the victims and suspects were known to each other. 

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