By Branden Ferguson, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
Van Wert, OH -
Following the shooting Thursday night at 223 S. Fulton Street in Van Wert, local law enforcement began a man hunt for 47-year old Tamara Menke. Menke was the main suspect in the shooting death of Barbara Robinson and the shooting of an un-named male victim.
According to area residents, the two victims are believed to be the step mother and father of Menke. Police have yet to confirm the information.
Through a collaborative effort between the Van Wert Police Department, Van Wert County Sheriff's office and State Highway Patrol, Menke was taken into custody Friday morning. The incident has resulted in the first murder of the year in Van Wert, and has taken many of the residents by surprise. One resident even referred to Van Wert as a smaller Dayton.
Tamara Menke has been charged with murder with other charges pending.