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53-year-old man killed by girlfriend in domestic violence incident at Orrville home, police say

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 11:43:52-04

ORRVILLE, Ohio — A 53-year-old man was shot and killed by his live-in girlfriend during a domestic violence situation at an Orville home on Sunday, according to a news release from the Orrville Police Department.

Officers responded on Sunday at approximately 11:54 p.m. to a home in the 1300 block of Spring Hill Drive to investigate a domestic violence incident.

Officers and medical personnel found an unresponsive 53-year-old man, later identified as Douglas J. Brigham, inside the garage of the home.

Police said he suffered a single gunshot wound to the upper torso and died in the garage.

A preliminary investigation indicated Brigham was in a physical fight with his live-in girlfriend.

Police say the girlfriend retrieved a 9mm pistol from Brigham’s truck and shot him in the garage "during a subsequent confrontation."

The girlfriend, who was interviewed at the police department, was arrested for felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

She was transported to the Wayne County Jail.

Orrville police are asking anyone with information on this case to call them at 330-684-5025.

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