Two people dead, suspect taken into custody in Franklin Co. after multiple shootings

ROSS COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — A man is in custody after a multi-county manhunt launched from multiple deadly shootings Tuesday evening.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirms Jeffrey Ryan Holsinger, 31, is in custody after allegedly fleeing three shooting scenes in Ross and Highland counties.

Deputies with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery and assault out of a Ford Avenue home in Greenfield at about 2:12pm Tuesday. One man, 35-year-old Steven Mottie Jr., had been shot in the chest and was found dead in a bathroom in a home.

At about 2:59pm, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Rapid Forge Road. Jessie Lytle, 23, was taken to Greenfield Medical Center and later taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. Lytle is listed in serious condition.

Investigators identified Holsinger as the suspect in both shootings. It was determined he had stolen a 1997 Saturn from the second victim.

At about 7:47pm, a third shooting was reported to Ross County officials from the 400 block of Browns Chapel Road. Paul Robertson, 79, died as a result of the shooting. Witnesses identified the suspect as Holsinger.

Dawn Wilson, 67, was also injured in the shooting on Browns Chapel Rd. She was treated for injuries and released.

Officials said he was last spotted driving a black Cadillac with Florida license plate ELFD49. Law enforcement spanning from Ross County to Franklin County tracked the suspect through Washington Court House into Madison County.

Holsinger was eventually stopped in the Galloway area, where he was taken into custody. 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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