A shocking incident unfolded in Ohio, where a father has been accused of fatally shooting his three young sons, ages 7, 4, and 3, and injuring their mother, according to local police.
Late Thursday afternoon, local authorities received frantic calls from a woman who reported her children had been shot. Shortly after, another call reported a young girl running down the street, crying that her father was hurting everyone.
In response to the distressing calls, Clermont County Sheriff’s Road Patrol Deputies rushed to the scene on Laurel Lindale Road in Monroe Township, just over 25 miles from Cincinnati. There, they found 32-year-old Chad Doerman, who they promptly detained for questioning.
As the deputies explored the scene, they found three lifeless children, victims of gunshot wounds. Despite attempts to save their lives, all three boys passed away due to their injuries. Another victim, a 34-year-old woman, was found with a gunshot wound to her hand, which was not life-threatening.
The injured woman was quickly transported to the University Hospital Cincinnati for treatment. It was there that Sheriff Leahy of Clermont County delivered the devastating news of the loss of her three sons.
After questioning Doerman, authorities charged him with three counts of aggravated murder. He was then taken to the Clermont County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
The police confirmed that there was no sign of forced entry at the home and that they aren’t searching for any additional suspects in connection with the murders. Doerman is due to appear in court for his arraignment on Friday morning.
Following the incident, the bodies of the deceased boys were transported by the Clermont County Coroner’s Office to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office for autopsies.
The investigation into this tragic event continues, with authorities planning to present the full case to the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office. This presentation will consider the potential for additional charges.