Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

An Ohio man is now charged with murder after calling 911 and confessing to killing his ex-girlfriend in her home.

37-year-old Joshua Ward is facing an aggravated murder charge.

Police said he killed 43-year-old Shievon Seats inside her home early Monday morning and then called 911.

“Um, it’s the killer,” Ward told a dispatcher. “I just killed my ex-girlfriend. I shot her in the head.”

The dispatcher instructed him to put the gun down on a dresser and go outside to wait for officers. Shortly after receiving the 911 call, police went to the home and arrested Ward. The victim was found on the kitchen floor.

“Never in my career have I known someone to call into dispatch and report what they have done,” said Cleveland Heights Police Chief Chris Britton. “Most importantly, from the police department, our condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. I don’t understand or could even begin to explain what the motive is behind this, it’s just tragic.”

Britton earlier Tuesday said his detectives are continuing to investigate to determine exactly what happened.

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By Buffy Gunner

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