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Bureau of Criminal Investigation releases new information on High Street shooting in Yellow Springs

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August 6, 2013

Ohio Attorney General’s BCI Update on Yellow Springs Shooting Investigation

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— The following is an update on the Yellow Springs shooting investigation from the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

On July 31, 2013, at approximately 6:00 a.m. the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was asked by both Yellow Springs Police Chief Tony Pettiford and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer to investigate the death of Paul E. Schenck, of 280 N. High Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio. BCI’s initial investigative response included Special Agents from both the Special Investigations and the Crime Scene Units. In total, two (2) Special Agent Supervisors and seven (7) Special Agents worked the immediate and surrounding scene.

 As of August 5, 2013, BCI Agents have conducted approximately thirty (30) interviews, including neighbors, family members and responding law enforcement officers. BCI Agents have also collected and listened to the incident 911 recordings, taken photographs (1200) and documented the crime scene, and observed the autopsy. Five (5) Crime Scene agents and one (1) Supervisor spent eighteen (18) hours (approx.) straight processing the crime scene.

 Evidence of Note:

 191 (approx.) shell casings collected from within the residence of the deceased

 At least 107 bullet holes identified as “going out” of the residence of the deceased

 5 (.223) shell casings collected from behind and outside the residence identified as where a Greene County SWAT member fired his weapon at the deceased (1 other LE shooter identified with one (1) alleged round fired but the shell casing could not be located)

 2 Sheriff cruisers struck by rounds believed to be fired by the deceased

 1 SWAT vehicle found to have been struck possibly 3 times by rounds fired by the deceased

 3 confirmed neighboring residences struck by rounds believed to be fired by the deceased

Firearms collected as evidence that are believed to have been used during the incident by the deceased: 


1 Glock 22 (.40) handgun

1 Mossberg 12ga. shotgun

2 AK47-style rifles

1 Springfield Armory 1911 pistol 


2000 (+/- approx.) rounds of various ammunition found inside the residence of the deceased

The investigation is still open. Major items still expected are BCI laboratory results and the autopsy report of the coroner.

A story with more detail will appear in this week’s News.


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