The Journal Gazette
Monday, June 10, 2019 5:20 pm

Suspect, victim identified in Defiance shooting

The Journal Gazette

A 30-year-old Defiance, Ohio, man has been identified as the suspect in a Saturday shooting, Defiance police said today.

John Ruark III, of 520 1/2 E. Second St., was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police have said. Becky Clifford, 29, of 520 E. Second St., is in stable condition at a Toledo medical facility.

Police were called to the address, which has upstairs and downstairs apartments, about 2 p.m. Saturday to make a welfare check on a man making suicidal threats. Officers responded and a gunshot was heard.

Police found a woman in the downstairs residence had been shot, and a man living in the upstairs apartment was found dead.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Defiance police at 419-784-5050.

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