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Couple involved in murder-suicide going through divorce

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Police spoke with reporters Wednesday about the shooting Tuesday night that left three people dead.

Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf said in a news conference that Eric Sirons, 56, shot his wife, 49-year-old Jennifer Sirons and his stepdaughter, 21-year-old Andrea Heiser and then shot himself.

2 NEWS learned Wednesday the couple had filed for divorce in March.

Court records show Eric Sirons and Jennifer Sirons filed for divorce in Clark County. The records show the filings were made by Eric Sirons and the divorce has not been finalized.

Graf said in the press conference a handgun was found at the scene but would not elaborate further.

The Chief also thanked the community for “banding together to help friends and loved ones on that street.”

Graf continued talking about the family, “They were known in the community, and from what I saw there in the street last night, [they were] liked and loved by their neighbors.”

Police went to 1300 block of Quinlan Court near Campbell Drive around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on reports of a shooting.

Calls were made to 911 from inside the house by teens in the house. Police have released the audio of these calls but 2 NEWS and WDTN.com is choosing not include those calls.

In the calls, you can hear frightened teens describe the scene while locked in a bathroom. Dispatchers told the girls to stay in the bathroom and keep the door locked until police arrived.

A man who said he is the father of Jennifer Sirons’ children also called 911 and told them of the incident.  Listen to that call here. It has been edited to remove language and identifying information.

When officers arrived, they found three people with gunshot wounds. Eric Sirons was pronounced dead at the scene.

Andrea Heiser was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where she later died.

Jennifer Sirons was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. She died at the hospital Wednesday.

Police are still investigating this case.

Andrea Heiser attended Wright State University and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. WSU posted on its Facebook page saying counseling services will be made available.

 

2 NEWS will continue to follow this and keep you updated with the latest information as soon as it is available.


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