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Police identify suspect in Martins Ferry shooting

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Male victim airlifted by medical helicopter

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July 04 2021 08:00 pm

UPDATE: 4 p.m.

One man is clinging to life while another is charged with attempted aggravated murder.

Martins Ferry police chief John McFarland has named a suspect in this morning’s shooting in Martins Ferry.

The suspect is Timothy Damien Bradley, 48, the chief confirmed. Bradley recently moved here from Apache Junction, Arizona.

Timothy Damien Bradley

Police took two guns away from Bradley. They say Bradley allegedly fired six shots, three of which hit the victim.

The victim’s name is not being released, but he’s in critical condition.

Authorities airlifted the victim by helicopter from Fodor Field, taking him to an unknown hospital.

He also confirmed that the incident took place at 10:30 a.m. and arose from a dispute between a homeowner and a contractor. The men argued over a contracting job that the victim was supposed to be doing at the other man’s house.

Scene of shooting in Martins Ferry at the 600 block of Washington Street

UPDATE: Noon

MARTINS FERRY, OHIO (WTRF)

The victim of this morning’s shooting has been airlifted by medical helicopter from the city park in Martins Ferry.

Martins Ferry police chief John McFarland confirms one man was shot and one man is in custody,

A neighbor says the shooting victim ran onto his porch screaming for help, bleeding from what appeared to be three different places on his chest and armpit.

Other neighbors say they heard five to seven shots.

One man said the male victim was bleeding profusely, “and it took 18 gauze pads to stop the blood.”

Stay with 7NEWS and WTRF.com for updates.


MARTINS FERRY, OHIO (WTRF) — Martins Ferry police confirm there was a shooting in the city this morning.

One man was shot in the chest and is undergoing treatment, officials say.

Another man was taken into custody by the Martins Ferry police.

The incident happened in the 600 block of Washington Street this morning.

This is a developing story, and we will bring you details as they become available.

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