At approximately 11:30 p.m. on 10-3-12, officers responded to 218 W. Murphy in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon their arrival they found Valeda Thomas deceased. Also at the residence was Timothy Brown (48) of Lima.
Timothy was taken into custody for suspicion of murder. At this time this incident appears to be related to a domestic dispute. Detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses and if there is anyone that may have information related to this incident please contact the Lima Police Dept. at 419-227-4444 or they can also contact Crime Stoppers at 419-229-7867.