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Investigation Continues In the Death Of Yellow Springs Man Following Standoff

Wayne Baker

The Yellow Springs Police held a press conference Wednesday, detailing the events of the stand-off that left one man dead and another injured. The deceased has been identified as Paul E. Schenk, 42, of 280 N. High Street. His son, Max Schenck, 19, was injured. While still under investigation, the standoff resulted from a domestic dispute.

According to the YSPD, the department received a 911 call from an unidentified caller asking for medical help, saying that he had been assaulted. The YSPD arrived on the scene around 10:50 p.m. Shortly thereafter, YSPD reports a person firing shots. YSPD requested back-up from the Greene County SWAT team. According to police, Between 11 p.m.-1:09 a.m. several shots were fired inside and outside of the residence.

Units from Greene, Clark, and the Regional Emergency Response Team SWAT team were among the other forces who assisted. The number of responding units was approximately 63. At one point, police used an armored vehicle from Dayton police to asses an entry point into the house, where they deployed a robot to enter the residence, which police say helped determine that Schenck was deceased.

The stand-off ended around 5 a.m. The investigation continues and police say because of the complexity of the case, it could take several weeks to find out how Schenck died and other details of the evening's events. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, a division of the Attorney Genereal's office will assist.

Evidence collection at the scene is expected to end Thursday afternoon.