Englewood seeing decline in violent crimes

ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Charges are expected Friday for an Englewood man who killed one of his roommates and injured another.

John Cochran is accused of stabbing both of his roommates Wednesday night in the 5500 block of Savina Avenue. Police said an argument between the three men led to the stabbing.

The homicide is the first one in Englewood in seven years.

“Going on the last fourteen years, we’ve had four,” said Sgt. Mike Lang with the Englewood Police Department. “So it’s a pretty wide margin.”

It is a wide margin across many of the crimes statistics in Englewood.

Sgt. Lang said over the last decade, violent crimes have continued to drop drastically.

“Certainly, we’re not immune to bad things happening,” said Lang. “Bad things do happen. We’re lucky, though, that we’re able to keep those bad things from happening on a much wider timeline than other places have. It’s a matter of us continuing to dig in and do the best we can.”

Crimes like the one Wednesday night are atypical for the area, according to Englewood police.

Cochran is being held at the Montgomery County Jail.

The roommate who survived the stabbing has been released from the hospital. He is expected to recover.

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