VINTON — One Gallia County man remains in custody following a fatal shooting that occurred early on Wednesday morning near the village of Vinton.
David A. Ramey, 38, Vinton, was arrested by deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning following the shooting death of Stephanie R. Ramey, 28, at their residence located at 335 Hartsook Road in Huntington Township.
The incident reportedly occurred just prior 8 a.m. and the suspect was later arrested by deputies after his vehicle was spotted by law enforcement near Bidwell.
He reportedly left the scene of the incident and was apprehended following a traffic stop.
A handgun believed to have been used in the incident was also recovered by deputies.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reported that the incident is believed to be the result of a domestic violence situation.
Investigators later processed the scene of the incident on Hartsook Road and were assisted by Gallia County EMS, Gallia County Coroner Daniel Whiteley, staff with the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation crime-scene technicians.