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Police say 1 killed, 3 wounded outside of Canton bar

Beacon Journal staff report

CANTON: Police are investigating a bar shooting early Sunday that left one man dead and three women wounded.

The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the A & R Whistle Stop bar, 1215 W. Tuscarawas St. When police arrived, they found the body of Terrell Lamar Skinner, 26, of Canton. Police found Skinner with several gunshot wounds to the head and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County coroner.

Three women — Amanda Depasquale, 27; Juanita Depasquale, 45; and Vanessa Van Almen — all of Canton — were treated for gunshot wounds.

Police arrested Dwight Ellis, 45, of Canton, in the parking lot of the bar. He is charged with aggravated murder and three counts of felonious assault.


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