Former Wahama star football player identified as victim in Easter Sunday murder

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UPDATE: 4/5: The victim in the Easter Sunday murder in Pomeroy, Ohio has been identified as former Wahama high school football star Kane Roush.

Roush also played for the Golden Eagles at University of Charleston.

POMEROY, OH (WOWK) – Meigs County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating an apparent homicide Sunday after a 911 call was received around 5 a.m.

Sheriff Keith Wood says deputies were responding to a “gunshots” call placed by those living in the area after a shooting victim pounded on a door pleading for help.

Wood says the shooting happened near the old Wild Horse Restaurant on Legion Terrace Road where the victim was found.

Wood says the victim, identified as 25-year-old Kane Roush, later died of his injuries at the hospital about an hour later.

Ohio State Police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations are helping with investigation. 

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