The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 31, 2013

Son kills father outside church

Star Beacon


An Ashtabula man was shot and killed by his son outside the Hiawatha Church of God on Sunday just after Easter services ended.

Richard Riddle, 53, died of a single gunshot wound, Ashtabula County Coroner Pamela Lancaster said. He was the victim of his son, Rashad Riddle, 25, Lancaster and witnesses at the scene said.

Witnesses said Rashad Riddle shot his father as he exited the church. No one else was injured and Rashad Riddle is in police custody.