Stabbing victim killed during 911 call to police

ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Englewood police are investigating their first homicide in seven years.

Police were called to a home in the 5500 block of Savina Avenue just after 5:00 p.m.

They were responding to a 911 emergency call from an assault victim.

Investigators say the 52-year-old victim got into an argument with a 30-year old man, identified by jail records as John Cochran, who lives with him. The victim barricaded himself in a bedroom to call police. While he was on the telephone, the suspect broke into the bedroom and stabbed him.

John Cochran held in jail on homicide charges in Montgomery County.  (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
John Cochran held in jail on homicide charges in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

The victim died at the scene.

The suspect fled, but returned to the house a short time later where he was taken into police custody.

A third man, also 30 years old, that lives in the house with the other two men suffered hand injuries while he tried to break up the assault. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police say the three men are not related, but they do live in the house.

The suspect is booked into the Montgomery County Jail. Police will meet with prosecutors Thursday to decide charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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