Mansfield Police Continue Investigating Saturday Homicide

  • 8/31/2019 10:58:10 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Mansfield Police Department is currently investigating a violent homicide that occurred in the 300 block of West 3rd Street near North Benton Street.  

Mansfield Police responded to the area at approximately 9:53 PM Saturday night in reference to reports of a shooting and a "man down." Upon their arrival, officers found the body of 17-year-old Tralynn Smith lying in the unnamed alley next to 318 W. Third Street with a gunshot wound to the head. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers with the Major Crimes Division have been following up several leads and are continuing to search for a motive in the shooting. At this time, no further details are available.

Anyone with information on the shooting, or anyone who saw something suspicious in the area at around 9:30 PM Saturday night, is asked to asked to contact Detective Terry Butler at 419-755-9791 or the Major Crimes Unit at 419-755-9724.



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