2 dead in Highland County, including home invasion suspect shot by homeowner
HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Two men are dead after an apparent home invasion.
Around 6:45 a.m. Friday morning, emergency crews rushed to Powell Road near State Route 73. Initially, an emergency call came in for an accident, but when emergency crews arrived, they found a man shot in a car.
"They found that there was one man inside the vehicle in a ditch who had been shot, had one gunshot wound to the head," said Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera.
Highland County Sheriff's Office has identified that man as 18-year-old Jaydon Boggs from Dayton, Ohio.
Investigators are still trying to sort out who shot Boggs, but the sheriff believes that he came in the vehicle with another man.
Investigators say the other man was armed with a long gun and a pistol when he broke into a home nearby on Powell Road. That happened around 7 a.m. It was the home of an older couple.
“They were just waking up. Both confronted the subject. Both husband and wife had firearms themselves. They hollered at the young man to leave the house. He failed to do it. They felt threatened for their life and when they seen a gun in the young man’s hand, they shot him," said Sheriff Barrera.
The intruder was shot in his chest. He was identified as 21-year-old Tyler South. The couple told investigators that they had never seen him before.
Sheriff Barrera says South lived in Hillsboro at some point, but most recently lived in Dayton.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting with the case.