One man dead, another arrested following shooting in Liberty Township

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The suspect, 55-year-old Felix Olverson, ran away but according to Liberty police, he was later caught

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – One person is dead and another is behind bars after a shooting in Liberty Township Sunday night.

Liberty police got the call at 10:49 p.m. about an incident on Keefer Road. That’s where they found 31-year-old William Bryan Ross, II shot to death.

Police said 55-year-old Felix Olverson, Ross’ roommate, is the suspect.

The two had been arguing via text about finances and when Ross came home, Olverson shot him on the front porch, police said.

Olverson ran away with his dog, but police found him later in nearby woods and arrested him. They say a weapon was also recovered and believe it be the gun that killed Ross.

Investigators believe Olverson has a prior conviction, which would have prevented him from owning a firearm.

“By his admission, he obtained it on the street a few days prior to this,” said Capt. Ray Buhala.

Neighbor Cassidy Ouellette is shocked that the shooting happened so close to where she lives.

“It’s extremely scary. I don’t even know how to feel. I think I’m still in shock to be honest,” she said.

Buhala said the neighborhood is fairly quiet, but officers have been called to that house before.

“With the exception of this residence, we do not have many calls in that area. Over the course of the past year, I think we responded to seven different calls this residence,” Buhala said.

Olverson was arraigned Monday in Girard Municipal court on murder charges. He is being held in the Trumbull County Jail.

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