According to the Guernsey County Sheriff's web site, The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call on 2/25/2011 at 8:41 PM from a cabin at Seneca Lake. Dwayne Montel Ausbrooks, age 31 from Pittsburgh PA., was attending a family function when he was fatally shot by another family member who discharged a weapon from another room.
Mr. Ausbrooks received a fatal gun shot and died at the scene. The person responsible for the shooting was not aware of the victim’s location at the time of the shooting.
The person responsible was also not familiar with firearms and was not aware the firearm was loaded at the time. This incident is being considered an accidental shooting.