Updated Wed, Oct 24, 2012 8:44 am
Authorities in central Ohio say three people - including an off-duty police officer - were killed in a murder-suicide shooting overnight Tuesday.
Police in Lancaster said in a statement that 38-year-old Stephanie Adams and 56-year-old Randy Bartow were found inside the woman's home early Tuesday and pronounced dead at the scene.
Lancaster police Chief Dave Bailey said authorities believe 40-year-old Kevin Adams fired the shots. He was found alive but died shortly afterward at a hospital.
All are believed to have died from gunshots.
Police say Kevin and Stephanie Adams were granted a divorce in May.
Bailey said Bartow, who lived in nearby Logan, was an off-duty Lancaster police officer. He said Bartow had been on the force since 1993 and was "a very popular and successful officer."