Murder Suspect Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wounds

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It has been confirmed that the murder suspect in the July 19 shooting incident that occurred at a cabin in the Hocking Hills has died.

According to Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North, he received information Monday morning from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation stating that Michael Napoli, of Westerville, had succumbed from self-inflicted gunshot wounds suffered during a standoff with law enforcement on July 20.

Napoli was identified by his ex-wife, Kimberly Napoli, as the person who shot her and then turned the gun on and killed James Boergers Jr., 31, of Jacksonville, Florida, during the July 19 incident.

Kimberly Napoli and Boergers were staying at the Wildwoods Backwoods Retreat cabins on Route 678 when the incident occurred.

According to the autopsy, Boergers was shot twice with the fatal shot to the neck; the other was more superficial in the back.

After killing Boergers, Napoli fled from the scene and a BOLO (be on the lookout) alert was issued throughout the state. He was located the following day barricaded in a room at the EconoLodge Motel in Jeffersonville.

After multiple hours of intense dialogue with law enforcement in an attempt to get him to surrender, Napoli shot himself. He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, with debilitating injuries. He reportedly died Sunday afternoon.

Felony charges of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated murder were filed last week in Hocking County Municipal Court.

However, according to Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Fred Moses, those charges will be dismissed pending proof of death, such as a death certificate.