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Instant Orphans

December 11, 2009 permalink

When Ohio police and social workers came to take his three children, father Harley Norton fired gunshots at them, then killed himself.



Coroner’s investigator: Man shot self in Bank Place incident staff report, Posted Dec 07, 2009 @ 05:06 PM

CANTON — Harley Norton died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, A Stark County Coroner’s official confirmed Monday.

Norton, 38, of 1706 Bank Pl. SW, opened fire on city police and then turned the gun on himself Friday when officers went with social workers to take away his three children, investigators said.

Norton was later pronounced dead at Aultman Hospital. He had a gunshot wound to the head and neck area.

Norton’s fatal injury was inflicted, “by his own hands,” confirmed Harry Campbell, a coroner’s investigator.

Source: Canton Repository