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Cincinnati native killed in double murder-suicide in Oklahoma

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 13:24:57-05

NORMAN, Okla. -- A man who grew up in Greenhills was killed in what police called a double murder-suicide in Oklahoma.

Bryan Young, 47, was shot and killed by a man who also killed his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself, The Associated Press reported. Young was the woman's divorce attorney.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer said 55-year-old Timothy Michael Deffner shot and killed himself after being surrounded by police and ordered to surrender Wednesday morning near Tecumseh.

Police believe Timothy Deffner went to Young's home and shot him, then went to the home of Cayann Deffner, his ex-wife, and shot her before setting fire to the home.

Young graduated from Greenhills High School in 1987 and was inducted to the school's hall of fame in 2012.

"Bryan was an exceptional Lawyer with a passion for helping others in need; especially children and families with special needs in our schools and communities," Young's coworker wrote on a GoFundMe page. "Bryan loved his family and especially his son. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and optimistic attitude toward life."