The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:52 am

Homicide-suicide at Allen County home

JIM CHAPMAN | The Journal Gazette

The suspected killer was among four family members shot to death in a northwest Allen County home Monday night, police said today.

Troy Hershberger, chief deputy for the Allen County Sheriff's Department, said officers found two males and two females, including a teen-age girl, dead in the home at 7118 W. Cook Road. Investigators believe a man who was found dead killed the other three.

An elderly woman who is part of the same family escaped the home to call police, and authorities received another call from a person at a different location, Hershberger said.

The woman who escaped was reportedly hiding in a bathroom, he said.

The Allen County coroner today identified the four who were found dead as Samuel Mason Long, 20; Mahala Long, 15; Lisa Renee Long, 45; and Mark A. Long, 50.

Samuel Mason Long died from a gunshot to the head and his death was ruled suicide. Investigators believe he shot and killed his parents and teen-age sister.

Samuel Mason long was the son of Lisa Renee Long and Mark A. Long and brother of Mahala Long – all three of whom died from multiple gunshot wounds. Their deaths were ruled homicides, bringing the number of Allen County homicides this year to 41.

Police were called at 8:53 p.m. after receiving a report of shots being fired in the home.

All four of the people who were killed and the woman who escaped lived in the house, Hershberger said.

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