Truro Twp. homicide victim, suspect identified

Todd Charles (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
Todd Charles (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

TRURO TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — Deputies have identified a man who was shot killed Monday afternoon at a Truro Township apartment complex.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, John Anthony Emmers, 24, was found dead in his apartment on the 4900 block of Chatterton Road around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say Emmers was found by his girlfriend, who discovered him unresponsive in the living room.

Deputies say they quickly identified Todd Charles, an acquaintance of Emmers as the shooter. Emmers was arrested with the assistance of the Ashville police department and the U.S. 23 Pipeline Major Crimes Task Force.

Charles was arrested near his mother’s home in Ashville.

Charles is charged with aggravated murder. Investigators say more charges are expected.

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