Man arrested after holding woman and 3 children at gunpoint in Perry Township

Police say 35-year-old Christopher Fahrini is in custody and is facing felony charges including four counts of kidnapping.

A Massillon man is in custody after shooting a man and holding a woman and her three children against their will at gunpoint in Perry Township.

Police say 35-year-old Christopher Fahrini is in custody and is facing charges of attempting to commit aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated menacing, and four counts of kidnapping.

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Officers responded to a welfare call and a report of shots fired at a home in the 5100 block of Tyner Street in Canton around 10:00 a.m. Monday morning. When they arrived, they found a man who sustained a gunshot wound and that a woman and her three children had been held at gunpoint against their will.

Police say Fahrini shot the man who was coming to the house to check on the mother and children, then fled the residence. He was located later in the day.

The Massillon City Police Department, Navarre Police Department, United States Marshall's Service, Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office, New Philadelphia Police Department, Regional Emergency Dispatch Center, and Perry Township Fire Department all assisted in the case.

Perry Township Police Chief Michael Pomesky notes that the department notified Perry Local School Administrators of this case in effort to keep outside activity at the schools to a minimum. This was done for the protection of all children in the community.