Mansfield Police: suspect turned himself in after motel room shooting left 1 dead, 1 injured on Thanksgiving

Mansfield Police: suspect turned himself in after motel room shooting left 1 dead, 1 injured on Thanksgiving
Earl C. Jefferson II (Source: Mansfield Police Department)

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - A 48-year-old man is dead and a 29-year-old woman is injured after they were both shot multiple times around 1:40 a.m. on Thursday in a Motel 6 in Mansfield.

Mansfield Police Department confirmed for 43-year-old Earl C. Jefferson II turned himself in at 2:43 p.m. after a felony warrant was issued in connection to the shooting.

Police said a confrontation occurred before the shooting, which took place on the 500 block of Trimble Road.

The woman was rushed to the hospital for surgery, and her condition is not currently known.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victims’ identifies are not yet released.

Mansfield Police Department continues investigating.

The Ohio Bureau of Investigation will process the crime scene.

Call Major Crimes Detective J. Mark Perry at (419) 755-9730 or the Mansfield Division of Police at (419) 755-9724 with information about this crime.

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