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UPDATE: Suspect found guilty in shooting of 18-year-old student

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Bruce Hively, Photo Courtesy: galliasheriff.org Bruce Hively, Photo Courtesy: galliasheriff.org


According to the Gallia County Prosecutor's Office, Bruce Hively was found guilty Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Gallia County Courthouse on the charges of aggravated murder with gun specifications, and of tampering with evidence.

The assistant prosecuting attorneys who handled the case were Britt Wiseman and Eric Mulford.


UPDATE APRIL 5 @ 12 p.m.

Sheriff Joe Browning tells 13News Bruce Hively, 56, is being charged with the murder of 18-year-old student Charles Addis. Addis was a student at Buckeye Hills Career Center in Thurman, Ohio. 

Addis was shot multiple times by Hively Thursday night on Elliot Road near Mercerville. 

Browning says there is reason to believe the two men had an on-going dispute. Browning adds the shooting happened on property owned by Hively, but Hively is stated as living in Pt. Pleasant. 

Hively is also charged with tampering with evidence. He is currently in the Gallia County Jail. 




Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning says one man is in custody after a shooting death on Elliot Road near Mercerville Thursday evening.

Sheriff Browning says a young man was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

Browning says they are trying to piece together what happened and believe there were others at the scene when the shooting happened.

He says a male suspect has been taken into custody for questioning, but as of late Thursday night, no charges have been filed.

Two cars at the scene have been towed away.

The Ohio BCI unit is on scene and will be investigating.



Deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in Gallia County, Ohio.

A man was shot and killed just after 6 p.m. Thursday in Crown City, according to the Gallia County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said a suspect been taken into custody.

No other information has been released. 13News has a crew on the scene.

Keep checking wowktv.com for updates to this developing story.