Ohio homicide suspect caught in Indiana

Jerry Way (Provided Photo/Chillicothe Police Department)

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH/WISH) – Police say the suspect in a Tuesday morning homicide in Chillicothe, Ohio shot himself in Richmond.

Police identified the woman killed as 28-year-old April Lazar, the suspect’s sister-in-law.

Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum says 34-year-old Jerry Way was sitting in a minivan in a parking lot when he apparently shot himself about noon Tuesday.

Way was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where his condition was not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.

He is the suspect in a murder in Chillicothe, which is about 110 miles from Richmond. Investigators say someone called 911 around 6:30 a.m. to report gunshots in the area of 500 Laurel Street.

When police arrived, they found Lazar behind a home, dead from a single gunshot wound.

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