Nelsonville OH- On March 6, 2021 at approximately 00:54 am the Nelsonviile Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Walnut Street in reference to a juvenile that sustained a gunshot wound. Nelsonviile Officers arrived and begin performing CPR on the victim until Athens County EMS and Nelsonviile Fire Department arrived and took over treating the victim.
The juvenile victim was transported to O’Bleness Hospital where the child was pronounced dead. Nelsonviile Officers and Athens County Prosector’s Office Officers and Analysts executed multiple search warrants over the course of the night. The child victim was transported to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy. This case remains under investigation.
We ask that everyone respect the privacy of the families involved.
The Nelsonville Police Department would like to specially thank Athens County Prosector Keller Blackburn and his entire office, the Athens Co Coroner’s Office, Athens Co EMS and the Nelsonville Fire Department for their assistance.
Chief Scott Fitch