Search underway for suspect in deadly Ohio restaurant shooting
UPDATED 2:55 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021
A manhunt has been underway in Ohio following a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Canton. Authorities are searching for 54-year-old Richard James, who is accused of shooting a waitress multiple times in the Bob Evans restaurant Friday morning.
According to reports, police said James shot the woman in the back of the restaurant before running out the back door. The woman was then rushed to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
OHIO SHOOTING: A waitress at a Bob Evans restaurant in Canton, Ohio has died after a shooting, police report.
Police said the suspect, 54-year-old Richard James Nelson, was still on the loose Friday afternoon, & is considered armed and dangerous.
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James is wanted for aggravated murder and is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities have described the incident as a “domestic-related confrontation” and an investigation has been underway.