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Man fatally shot at Mansfield hotel, suspect arrested

Posted at 11:10 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 15:55:48-05

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Mansfield police arrested a man accused of fatally shooting a man at a motel.

The shooting happened Thursday around 1:45 a.m. at the Motel 6 on North Trimble Road.

Police said two people were found at the hotel with multiple gunshot wounds.

A 29-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment and rushed into surgery.

Her condition is unknown at this time.

A 48-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Earl Jefferson II, 43, fled from the scene before officers arrived.

Jefferson turned himself into police hours later.