Gunshot victim identified; no other details released

LISBON – A man found shot to death at a Steubenville Pike home Friday morning has been identified by the county sheriff’s department, but no additional details about the incident are being released at this time.

According to Lt. Allan Young, Timothy M. Wamsley Sr., 48, of Lisbon was the victim of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Deputies responding to a 911 call about 5:30 a.m. Friday from 10357 Steubenville Pike found Wamsley lying wounded on the floor. He was transported to Salem Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 7 a.m.

Wamsley was reportedly staying at the residence with his girlfriend, having arrived there earlier in the week.

The house is owned by Fern Dotson, who is renting it to a man she referred to only as B, with his girlfriend and another man also residing there.

The second man was the only other person at the residence the morning of the shooting, and deputies had been in the process of trying to locate B and the two women for questioning. As of Sunday, it was unclear whether or not they had been found.

Young declined to release any additional information Sunday but had said previously he did not believe the shooting was a random act of violence.

Wamsley was formerly of East Liverpool, a 1983 Beaver Local graduate and owner of Tri-State Tree Service.