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Newton Falls fatal shooting ruled accidental

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The fatal shooting of a Newton Falls man at the Newton Ridge Apartments Saturday morning has been ruled accidental.

Trumbull County Coroner Humphrey Germaniuk made the ruling Tuesday on the death of 49-year-old Howard Smith.

Newton Falls police chief Gene Fixler says they plan to go to the prosecutor to determine if any charges should be filed.

Tuesday Newton Falls police released the emotional 911 call from a woman who said she was the girlfriend of the victim.

The woman made the call to 911 around 12:30 Saturday morning. She said her boyfriend shot himself while they were lying in bed in their apartment.

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