LIMA — Police say two men have been taken into custody and charged with suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death early Tuesday of Branson Tucker.
Jerome Fuqua and Kenneth Cobb, both Lima residents and both 59 years of age, are currently being held at the Allen County jail.
Tucker, 34, was located at approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday inside a vehicle that had been involved in a traffic accident in the 600 block of Michael Avenue. The Lima man was suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso and died later that morning at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.
According to a spokesman for the Lima Police Department, through the course of the investigation detectives learned the shooting occurred inside of 975 St. Johns Ave., Lima. A search warrant was obtained for 975 St Johns Ave. Lima police detectives and crime scene investigators processed the scene for evidence.
The Lima Police Detectives received information on a persons of interest involved in this shooting and Fuqua and Cobb subsequently were taken into.
The case remains under investigation and anyone that has information regarding this crime is asked to contact Detective Todd Jennings at 419-221-5228, the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444 or Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP.
Reach J Swygart at 567-242-0464.