Two dead following botched robbery

Published 4:58 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Two men are dead as the result of gunshot wounds following an altercation Tuesday night at 2713 North Broad Street.

Chief of Police William Riley said an older male victim, identified as 77-year-old Willie “Dusty” Berry, of Orrville, was returning home when two suspects approached him after he had arrived at his front door. One of the suspects was wearing a mask.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and attempted to rob Berry, Riley said. Berry was shot in the abdomen. After being shot, he pulled his own gun and shot one of the suspects, later identified as Orrville resident Lester Jones, in the head.

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Both were transported to local hospital, where they were both later pronounced dead before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. Berry was transported to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, and Jones was taken to Vaughn Regional Medical Center.

The second suspect ran from the scene and his location is unknown at this time, Riley said.

Police are currently investigating the incident. Continue to check for updates.