Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting

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The coroner says 46-year-old nurse Marlina Medrano was killed in the center's nursing station and died of multiple gunshots from both a handgun and shotgun. People hug as emergency personnel arrive to the scene of a shooting outside Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017. Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Police Department, and two nursing home employees have been killed by a gunman who was later found dead inside the care facility. Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Po. Court records show Hartless, who authorities say gunned down an OH village police chief and. Emergency personnel arrive to the scene of a shooting outside Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017. CORRECTS BYLINE TO DORAL CHENOWETH III- A person is removed from the Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Records show Medrano had obtained civil protection orders against Hartless. In that case, Hartless was charged with kidnapping, abduction, aggravated menacing and domestic violence.

Medrano had said earlier this month she was afraid to be alone with him. Records show Medrano had reported injuries including a concussion and cuts requiring stitches. She also told police Hartless "doesn't like police".

The Columbus Dispatch profiled Hartless, painting a picture of a man who was violent with any woman he came into contact with.

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Connie Long lives across the street from Hartless' parents' home, where he often stayed in Utica.

The Licking County Coroner's Office has released the preliminary autopsy reports of three victims and suspected killer in Kirkersville last week. The two hostages, who were not harmed, ran away when the gunman shot Disario, investigators said. At some point, someone called 911 to report that they'd seen a man with a gun.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of those killed, and joined most state lawmakers in issuing statements extending their condolences. "We did discover as we were clearing the nursing home that they did barricade themselves in some of the different areas".

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