Final Ruling on Pine Street Shooting

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Zanesville Police Chief Tony Coury said what was investigated as a possible murder-suicide has now been ruled a suicide and accidental homicide.

Chief Coury said upon further investigation and reports it was determined that 41-year-old Wesley Sanders shot himself and the bullet traveled through him striking 27-year-old Brittany Dobbs in the heart killing her.

The shooting took place November 10 at a home on Pine Street.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.