Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announced on Monday that his office received a 911 call on Sunday January 12, 2020 at 11:33 pm from a neighbor stating that a female had been shot at 3654 State Route 140, Portsmouth Ohio.
Captain John W. Murphy stated that deputies along with Porter Township squad responded to this location. On the deputy’s arrival they observed a female in the bedroom with a gunshot wound.
Captain John W. Murphy stated that detectives along with a crime scene agent from BCI&I also responded to this location.
The victim has been identified as Sarina Palacios age 32 of 3654 State Route 140, Portsmouth Ohio. Palacios was transported by air to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington West Virginia where she is currently listed in critical condition.
Captain John W. Murphy stated that during the investigation a witness at the scene was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jason Toland age 39 of 3654 State Route 140, Portsmouth Ohio had a warrant for inducing panic a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. Toland was transported to the Scioto County Jail and will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday January 13, 2020.
Captain Murphy stated that this is still an ongoing investigation anyone with information should contact Detective Kirk Jackson @ 740-351-1093.