Police investigating homicide in Steubenville
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio —
The Steubenville Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after a man was shot, and ultimately killed, outside of his own home on Monday night.
As officers work the case, they have some critical information on their side that came from the victim himself. Chief Bill McCafferty says it's not very often that you get some information from a homicide victim, but the man was alert and talking when officers got to his home.
The shooting happened outside of a home in the 600 block of Webster Alley. The victim is 36-year-old Raymon Harris, who told officers he walked outside to investigate a noise, and that's when the two shots were fired.
“He and his wife both said they heard a noise, looked outside saw their gate was open,” McCafferty said. “He went downstairs to see if somebody was coming to the door, didn't see anything, walked further out into the alley. He was shot at twice, struck once in the right upper chest.”
Harris was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital but did not survive.
Anyone who might have seen or heard anything in that area overnight, you're asked to contact the police or our anonymous Crimebusters Tipline at 1-800-862-BUST.
This is the second homicide in the city of Steubenville this year.