Two men were killed in shootings Monday night that Hamilton police and the Butler County Sheriff??€?™s Office said were related.

Butler County apparent murder-suicide: Woman calls 911 after finding boyfriend shot

“He’s dead,” the woman cried. 

The call led police to respond to the home and eventually led Butler County sheriff’s deputies to stop the suspect nearby, and the suspect later shot himself, the sheriff’s office said.

READ MORE: Deceased ID’d in Butler County murder-suicide involving suspect, sister’s boyfriend

The Butler County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as Martin Tyler Ritchie, 31, and Matthew Benjamin Ferris, 23. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office identified Ferris as the second man who shot himself, and his death was ruled a suicide. Ritchie’s death was ruled a homicide.

The dispatcher tried to get more information from the female who called 911, asking for the address. 

“My boyfriend, he has been shot and I think it was my brother,” the woman said, giving the address while sobbing. 

The woman said she had just came home and found her boyfriend. He said he has been shot in the head. 

“Tyler, Tyler,” she screamed.

 

Thank you for reading the Journal-News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Journal-News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.