Zanesville Man Charged in April Homicide

Zanesville Man Charged in April Homicide

by Emily Baird on May 11, 2010

The Zanesville Police Department says an arrest has been made in connection with an April 21st homicide.

Officers responded to the intersection of Luck Avenue and Ohio Street around 11:30 that night and found 27-year-old Dajuan McKenzie, who had been shot once in the head and once in the upper body. McKenzie later died of his injuries at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

"After a two, two and a half week investigation, we were able to file charges on an individual late last week, and then he was arrested over the weekend, actually in White Hall, during a routine traffic stop," says Detective Sergeant Ric Roush.

That individual, 26-year-old Reese Bowers of Zanesville, is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail. Roush says bowers will face a hearing there before being brought back to Zanesville.

Bowers is being charged with two counts of murder with a firearm specification.

"He is charged with two counts. Obviously, that does not means two victims, it just means he is charged with two different ways under the same statute, " says Roush.

Bowers also faces one count of involuntary manslaughter, one count of weapon under disability, and one count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.