MORGAN TWP — Just ten days after a domestic violence call resulted in the shooting of a Gallipolis law enforcement officer, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office was again faced with a violent call allegedly involving a firearm late Thursday night.
According to Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, deputies responded to a residence in Morgan Township at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday following a call reporting a domestic dispute in which gun shots were fired.
Two of the men involved in the incident were brothers, according to Browning. The dispute allegedly took a violent turn when one brother, Shannon Wolford, brandished and discharged a firearm on the scene.
“One brother allegedly fired shots from an AR15 rifle at the other,” said Browning in a statement to The Gallipolis Daily Tribune.
In addition to the 9-1-1 caller’s report of a discharged weapon, Browning said that Gallia County 9-1-1 dispatch claimed they could hear gunfire during the emergency call. However, according to Browning, no weapon had been discovered at the scene as of midnight.
Wolford was then taken into custody on charges of domestic violence and menacing. Further charges are pending the case review of the county prosecutor.
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