Ohio gun-violence panel tries profiling shooters

Police, prison data can find gun users 'to go after,' attorney general says


By Theodore Decker
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A panel studying gun violence in Ohio will meld data from police agencies and the prison system to determine who is most often responsible for the crimes and how to stop them from re-offending.

The Violent Crime with Guns Advisory Group was formed earlier this year by Attorney General Mike DeWine, who has called gun violence a scourge inflicted upon the state by a relatively few career criminals.

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