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'Not a random act of violence': New Philadelphia police investigate 76YO man's death

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 17:27:13-04

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — A 76-year-old New Philadelphia man was shot and killed Monday afternoon, and police are calling the homicide an isolated incident.

The man, Thomas Earl Haughawout, was fatally shot inside his home in the 135 1/2 5th Street SW around 6:30 a.m.

"Detectives are currently interviewing known associates of Mr. Haughawout for information pertaining to his murder. It is our belief that this is an isolated incident and not a random act of violence," police said.

Authorities believe Haughawout knew his assailant.

"We believe based on our investigation that the perpetrator of this heinous crime was known to Mr. Haughawout and that the general public’s safety is not in jeopardy," police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact New Philadelphia Detective Captain Ty Norris or Detective Chaz Willett by calling 330-343-4488.

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