According to Portsmouth Police, officers received a call at about 3:21 a.m. Wednesday reporting gunshots heard and yells for help coming from the home of Aaron Lodwick, 25, at 5534 Wilson Ave., in Sciotoville.
Officers responded to the Lodwick residence and found Aaron Lodwick lying on the ground outside with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen.
Witnesses told police that they were inside the house with Aaron when an unknown suspect “slammed open the front door” wearing a mask and dark clothing and yelled at them to get down. The suspect reportedly took something from the home and then left. Portsmouth Police Capt. David Thoroughman said police do not know what was taken from the home, and do not have a detailed description of the suspect.
The witness told police that Lodwick chased after the person, and that’s when the witness heard a gunshot.
Lodwick was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was being airlifted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, when his condition worsened and the helicopter was forced to return to SOMC.
He died at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday. No further information was available.
An autopsy has been ordered by the Scioto County Coroner, and the Detective Division of the Portsmouth Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Det. Andy Dawes at (740) 354-1600.