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Springfield Twp teen shot, killed through front door

Police investigate at the home. (FOX19 NOW) Police investigate at the home. (FOX19 NOW)
Charles Murph, provided by a family member. Charles Murph, provided by a family member.
SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) -

An 18-year-old man was shot in the face and killed at his residence on Section Road off Ross Avenue early Wednesday, police said.

Charles Murph was shot after pulling back the curtain and looking through the window to see who was there when someone knocked at the door about 2:45 a.m., police said.

Murph, a Woodward High School graduate, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"He's a gentle giant.  Loved video games, loved sports.  He was just a fun, quiet kind of kid,” said Lebron Colvin, a cousin of Charles Murph.  

Police questioned seven people who were inside the home at the time of the shooting. They are looking for a woman last seen in the area about an hour before the shooting.

The person who called 911 told the dispatcher that an unknown woman had knocked on the door and asked to use the phone before shots were fired. 

She is described as white with blond hair, a thin build and wore multicolored leggings and a black sweater or shirt.

"We want answers just as much as the community wants answers, just as much as the police want answers,” Colvin told FOX19 NOW.

Colvin said Murph planned to attend University of Cincinnati and study architecture. 

"A child that didn't even really get a chance at adulthood, his life was just cut short from a knock at the door,” Colvin said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police: 513-729-1300.

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