Sheriff’s office investigates death, shooting

Staff Report

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — Gallia Sheriff Matt Champlin announced Friday afternoon, earlier the same morning at approximately 9:43 a.m., his office responded to a residence on East Bethel Church Road regarding a reported shooting which had occurred at a residence.

As a result of the initial response of officers to the scene, officers confirmed the death of one individual.

According to Sheriff Champlin, “The individual who was found deceased Friday morning has been identified as Keith A. Coon, age 51, of Jackson, Ohio. This case remains under investigation at the current time and further details will be released when they become available.”

Sheriff Champlin indicated there is no further danger posed to the community as a result of this incident.

Prior to the deceased being identified, Sheriff Champlin released a statement earlier in the day on Friday, saying the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation had been called in to assist in the investigation and is working coordinated efforts with his office in this investigation.

Staff Report