NEWARK, OHIO – On Monday, September 11, 2023 at around 4:34pm Officers with the Newark Division of Police were dispatched to 131 N 11* Street on a report of a shooting.
When Officers arrived on scene and found two adult males; one 50 years old and the other 35 years old, each suffering from a single gunshot wound. Officers provided aid until the Newark Division of Fire and EMS arrived on the scene. Both victims were taken by helicopter to Columbus area hospitals and are in stable condition.
On September 19, 2023, Detectives with the Newark Division of Police, along with Lancaster PD, Fairfield County S.O., New Philadelphia PD, and the Tuscarawas County S.O, arrested Eric Z Hurst, 34 of Lancaster, OH, and Ryan Authement, 32 of New Philadelphia, OH in connection with the shooting. Newark Detectives are currently looking for a third suspect, Kyle Mathes, 28 of Lancaster, OH.
Newark Police Detectives are continuing to investigate the case and follow-up on leads. Police are asking anyone with information to call Newark Detectives at 740-670-7215 or Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.