Friday Evening Murder Update

by Audry Kensicki on December 21, 2009 at 10:05 am

Zanesville Police are still searching for more information in connection with a murder Friday evening.

It happened at 1117 Blue Avenue.

Police Det. Sgt. Ric Roush says an autopsy was performed Sunday confirming 25 year old Brandon Smith died of gunshot wounds.

"The motive for this we believe may have been a robbery," said Roush. "There was some drugs and drug paraphernalia also found at the victim’s home at the time of the incident too."

Roush says they were called to Blue Avenue just before 11 p.m. Friday.

A female who lives at the residence found her son shot and killed.

"We are currently interviewing neighbors and acquaintances of the victim," said Roush. "We are also asking for the public’s help in this one."

If you have information on this case, call the Zanesville Police Department at 455-0700 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 455-0712.