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Father, son dead after apparent murder-suicide in Ohio neighborhood

CINCINNATI — A father and son are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in a Cincinnati neighborhood, according to our media partners WCPO-9 TV.

On Thursday, 69-year-old Shelby Carpenter and 45-year-old Dustin Bolen died at an area hospital after a triple-shooting in East Price Hill.

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Officials said Carpenter’s death was an apparent homicide and Bolen’s was an apparent suicide.

Neighbors told WCPO-9 that Carpenter was Bolen’s father.

Law enforcement found Carpenter and a woman shot near a car at the end of Wells Street, according to Cincinnati Police Department Captain Steve Saunders.

While searching for a possible suspect, law enforcement found Bolen in a wooded area with an apparent self-indicted gun, WCPO-9 reported.

The woman involved is in critical condition, police said. It is unclear if she has any relation to either Carpenter or Bolen.

According to court documents, Carpenter was also Bolen’s landlord.

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On Dec. 15, 2023, Carpenter gave Bolen an eviction notice, saying he and anyone else living in the home would need to move out before Jan. 31, WCPO-9 reported.

According to court documents, Bolen failed to move out within 30 days, so Carpenter gave him another notice, stating that he needed to move out on or before Feb. 4.

Carpenter sued to evict Bolen in the Hamilton County Municipal Court on Feb. 8.

On Thursday, Bolen was supposed to appear in court. About 30 minutes before his scheduled appearance, the apparent murder-suicide occurred, WCPO-9 reported.

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