Portage County man charged with shooting nephew to death on Christmas

RAVENNA, Ohio - A man in Windham Township has been charged with shooting and killing his nephew on Christmas Day.

The Portage County Sheriff's Office said that they received a call at around 10:50 p.m. from a relative of 39-year-old Jason Canan reporting that Canan may have been shot at his home, where he lived with his uncle, Joseph Thornton.

Police responded to the S. Chapel home to find Canan shot dead. 

Thornton, 48, was charged with murder and is expected to appear in court Friday.

Authorities are still investigating.

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