STARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES HOMICIDE IN SANDY TOWNSHIP

 Canton, Ohio – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 9173 James St. SE Lot 6 Waynesburg, Ohio. (Sandy Township).

Deputies responded to a call of a male victim who was shot at 10:00 pm. On October 25, 2018. Deputies arrived to find an adult male victim with a single gunshot wound. The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was identified as 32-year-old Jerry Hendershott Jr. of Carrollton, Ohio.

Deputies learned through the investigation that during an incident at the Waynesburg address, 19-year-old Gage Wood shot the victim one time. Wood fled the scene immediately following the shooting but was located a short time later in Malvern, Ohio and arrested for 1 count of Murder, a felony of the first degree, and booked into the Stark County Jail.

 The homicide remains under investigation by the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone with information on this shooting please contact them at (330) 430-3800.