Guernsey County Investigating Double Homicide

by Erika Brooks on May 2, 2014 at 9:25 am

Around 3 a.m. Sunday morning the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call concerning shots being fired at an apartment in Coventry Estates near Cambridge.

The caller advised of a man outside of an apartment had been shot. Deputies arrived and found 31-year-old Chris Morrison, a white male, deceased in the front yard of the apartment. A second black male identified as 25-year-old Justin Nelson was found in the yard behind the same apartment. He had multiple wounds but was still alive. He was transported to Southeast Ohio Regional Medical Center and later died.

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Team along with the coroner and Ohio BCI arrived to process the crime scene. Both bodies were taken to Stark County for autopsies by order of the coroner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 439-4455.