Coroner: Shotgun and handgun used in Kirkersville shooting spree

KIRKERSVILLE, OH (WCMH) – The Licking County Coroner’s office released Monday preliminary autopsy information from Friday’s deadly shooting in Kirkersville.

Victim #1 – Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Disario, aged 38. Chief Disario was killed outside of the nursing center in the alley behind the center by a single shotgun wound as he exited his car. Manner of Death – HOMICIDE

Victim #2 – Marlina Medrano, aged 46, was killed in the nursing office of Pine Kirk, and died of multiple gunshot wounds, from both shotgun and handgun. Manner of Death – HOMICIDE

Victim #3 – Cindy Krantz, aged 48, was killed in the hallway. She died of a single close range shotgun wound. Manner of Death – HOMICIDE

Victim #4 – INTRUDER – Thomas Hartless, aged 43. He was located in the nursing office and died of a single, contact shotgun wound to the head. Manner of Death – SUICIDE

The coroner’s office said toxicology results will not be available for eight to 10 weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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