DENNISON, Ohio — Three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a car near Trinity Twin City Hospital in Tuscarawas County Saturday morning.
The sheriff's office said the man has been identified as John Q Bashline II, of Powhatan Point, Ohio.
He was found around 4:34 a.m. in the backseat of a red car on McKee Road near Eastport Road SE, which is a short distance northwest of the hospital.
He was found with a single gunshot wound to his chest.
The sheriff's office said numerous videos and witness statements were collected, which led investigators to believe that his Red Honda Fit car was driven on several streets in Dennison and Uhrichsville before it was left at its eventual location just behind Trinty Twin City Hospital.
A dark-colored pickup truck seen in some of the videos may have been involved.
Three people were arrested and taken into custody at the Tuscarawas County Jail. The three individuals described the shooting as a result of "heavy drinking and reckless and dangerous handling of a firearm causing Bashline's death," the sheriff's office said in a news release.
The sheriff's office said all three individuals claimed the shooting, which occurred at a home on Springs Road SE in Uhrichsville, was not intentional.
The three individuals are not being named as they have not been formally charged yet.
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