St. Clair Township police probe fatal shooting of man

Staff report

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP

An autopsy is planned for today on the body of a Birch Road man found dead of a gunshot wound in his home Saturday morning. The address is about halfway between Lisbon and East Liverpool in Columbiana County.

The man, Jeffrey Price, 47, of 14221 Birch Road, was in the home with his wife, said Dr. William Graham, Columbiana County coroner. Police were called about 8:45 a.m.

The death preliminarily is being called an accident, “but that’s just a guess,” Dr. Graham said. The autopsy, to be done by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, will better determine that, he said.

Dr. Graham said he was not able to say whether Price’s wife is thought to have fired the weapon.

The St. Clair Township Police Department, which is investigating the shooting, could not be reached Sunday afternoon.

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