Man Dies In Shooting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A Belmont County resident has died as the result of a shooting late Sunday at a residence located about five miles from St. Clairsville.

According to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department, David N. Bower, 58, of 71680 Fairpoint-New Athens Road, St. Clairsville, died after being shot, reportedly during a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.

Bower’s girlfriend, Carol J. Wagner, was booked into the county jail on a charge of murder. Her bond was set at $20,000.

Belmont County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and are handling the case. According to Detective Ryan Allar, evidence and the gun reportedly used in the shooting were collected by deputies. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification Investigation also responded.

The shooting remains under investigation.