Email List Google Plus

Raw NewsCommunity CalendarCrime StoppersPay It ForwardSummer Trippin'News LinksPhoto Galleries

Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

DeWine: Yellow Springs Standoff Suspect Fired 191 Shots

YELLOW SPRINGS -- Paul Schenck, 42, who died following an hours-long standoff and shootout in July, fired at least 191 shots from his home, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday morning.

DeWine said the state's investigation has concluded and he provided details of the standoff to a large crowd, including some of Schenck's family members.

DeWine says the state investigation into the incident found that Schenck suffered from mental illness.

This case, while tragic, is not unusual in the fact that there are many Ohioans who are suffering from mental illness, and in need of more treatment options, DeWine said. To quote Terry Russell of NAMI Ohio, "the system is broken for the sickest of the sick."

DeWine said the current law makes it difficult for parents of adult children with mental illness to force hospitalizations and treatments.

"We ought to learn from this," he said. "We have some huge problems in the mental health system in the state of Ohio. Here we have someone who had severe mental health problems, who was drinking, who was an alcoholic, who had an arsenal in his house of guns and ammunition so it's a perfect recipe for disaster."

"There are a lot of people who are mentally ill that are not getting the help they need. they can't they can't afford it, there's no opportunity, there's no facility, they have no money," said his sister Kate Schenck.

Schenck was shot and killed by a member of the Greene County Regional SWAT team, several hours after the standoff began, DeWine said.

"BCI special agents handed the results of the investigation into the death of Paul E. Schenck over to Prosecutor Haller late last week, and at that time he requested that my office handle the grand jury proceedings in addition to the investigation," said DeWine.  "It will now be up to members of the grand jury to decide if the evidence shows criminal misconduct or a justifiable shooting."

A Greene County grand jury decision is expected in about a month.

Two Greene County Sheriff's personnel were placed on administrative leave following the standoff. One remains on leave.

Schenck's family members have said they are upset with the way the standoff was handled.

"God, I miss him, there's no one like your brother or sister, they've been through everything you've been through, and God, he got the crap end of the  deal," said Kate.

Schenck's family cried through hearing the details of the 6 hour stand-off,  as they were of course hoping for a different ending.

"At the end of the day a man is dead, a man is dead because you didn't want to throw flash bang, because you wouldn't use tear gas," said Kate. "When it comes down to it did you really do everything that you possibly could've done? Could you have let the parents talk to him, was it that far out, I know it wasn't your protocol, but you were going to kill him any way, what do you care?"

The BCI investigation lasted about 3 months. We sifted through all 20 pages of their findings and learned before a SWAT team member shot and killed Schenck, he fired 191 shots out of his home hitting law enforcement vehicles and neighboring houses.

"I don't condone what he did, but I think the facts show, 191 rounds and no one got hurt; he wasn't trying to hurt anyone, he was afraid of the police and didn't want to go," said Kate. "He was deathly afraid of the police because of something that happened to him in 2009, he didn't want to answer his door and he's dead."

In 2009, Schenck was arrested and charged with carrying concealed weapons and having weapons while under disability by virtue of being a chronic alcoholic. The investigation also found at the time of his death, Schenck was suffereing from a mental illness and was especially thrown off that day after his cat was ran over by a car.

It's standard procedure to have a grand jury look at all officer involved shootings. This case has been handed off to a Greene County grand jury and a decision is expected in about a month.

READ: DeWine Statement Dewine statement.pdf

VIEW: Trajectory Map YS bullet trajectory.pdf

VIEW: Static Radius Map YS fixed radius.pdf

Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Wale Aliyu on Facebook and Twitter.

Previous coverage:

JULY 31: Identity Released In Fatal Standoff

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Mom to Mom

    Mom to Mom

    If you have any good Mom-to-Mom stories, email Deborah Linz

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - City In Crisis

    City In Crisis

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Miami Valley Crime Stoppers

    Miami Valley Crime Stoppers

    If you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Chefs Corner

    Chefs Corner

    We often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes.  Watch those video segments on this page.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    Elk & Elk, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Join in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Texting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On Time Traffic

    On Time Traffic

    Get the latest traffic information and updates here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - School Closings

    School Closings

    Get the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Save Local TV

    Save Local TV

    Find out how you can save local TV right here!

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    Watch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pump Patrol

    Pump Patrol

    Find the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Political Pulse

    Political Pulse

    Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - News Links

    News Links

    These links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On the Move

    On the Move

    Get the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Good Morning

    Good Morning

    It's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Top Stories

    Top Stories

    Get up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

more »

Business News

Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down

NEW YORK (AP) -- These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News


NEW YORK (AP) -- Amy Schumer says she can't stop thinking about the two women shot to death during a screening of her movie "Trainwreck" in Louisiana.

Get This


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Party on Fighting Illini!

Science/Tech News


FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) -- An Indiana medical software company is the latest to join the ranks of firms that have had sensitive data compromised by hackers.

Tonight on ABC 22

6:00 pm ..... ABC 22 News at Six
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Bachelor in Paradise
9:00 pm ..... After Paradise (Premiere)
10:00 pm ... The Whispers
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline
Complete Schedule»