According to the latest news release from the New Lexington Police, at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday they received a telephone call in reference to some type of altercation taking place in the 200 block of Lincoln Street that involved a firearm.

When officers arrived, they located a 14-year-old who had been shot. Through field interviews with various witnesses a suspect was identified.

The suspect, a 34-year-old from Columbus, Ohio was arrested without incident and transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

The investigation is still ongoing; should you have any factual information that pertains to this investigation, please email

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