UPDATE: Willard standoff hostage identified

Gunman killed self after shooting hostage in head
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 31, 2013


UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. Thursday: The woman killed in last night's hostage situation is Kimberly Kelley, a Willard police dispatcher confirmed.

The dispatcher did not confirm the woman's age or hometown. A news release is expected soon with those details.

UPDATE, 11 a.m. Thursday: Willard police have confirmed the woman shot in last night's hostage situation at the Family Dollar has died.

They have not yet identified the woman. Dispatchers said a news release will be issued.

The gunman- Shawn Schuett, 19, of Egypt Road, just north of Willard, shot the woman in the head before turning the gun on himself.

Check back for further details as they become available.

ORIGINAL POST, Wednesday: Police said a gunman shot a hostage in the head at Family Dollar in Willard before turning the gun on himself and firing a single fatal shot to the head.

Shawn Schuett, 19, of Egypt Road near Willard, was pronounced dead shortly after the hours-long standoff.

Schuett held two Family Dollar employees hostage. One hostage managed to flee out the back door when Schuett began firing, but the other hostage — a woman whose identity has not been released — suffered a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to Mercy Willard Hospital, and a medical helicopter was called in to transport her to another hospital, police said.

The woman's medical condition at this point is unknown.

The incident first began late in the afternoon, when Schuett forced a woman, at gunpoint, to drive him to the Family Dollar store. He let the woman go unharmed when they arrived at the store. At about 5:18 p.m. police began receiving calls from witnesses who saw a man enter the store with a gun.

An hours-long standoff ensued, with law enforcement officers from multiple agencies involved.

According to police, Schuett requested only one thing during the standoff: General Tso's chicken. Police acquired the chicken, but they never gave it to him.

At about 8 p.m. one of the hostages came running out the back door, yelling that Schuett was firing shots.

Police smashed out the front windows of the store to gain entry, at which point Schuett shot the remaining hostage and himself.

Pick up Thursday's Register for more on this story, including details from Schuett's family members, who explained how he acquired the rifle. 


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Good 2 B Me

I cannot imagine what could cause a person to sink to this low of a level. Sad story.


Bath salts.


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Why didn't the cops give the guy the General Tso's chicken?


Had high sodium and msg in it....


Speaks to your character, VoteNo...or is it HTRJ, Jon? Jane? Little?

Be careful, Karma is a B.


Before you open your sarcastic mouth, it's a legitimate question. Obviously the guy is off his rocker and maybe not getting what he asked for was the last straw.


Vote no, just ignore her. Kal-el is always trying to call someone out on here. Show's how miserable her life is. I understood the point you were trying to make immediately while reading it. Maybe if he got the general tso chicken the cops could have taken him out while giving it to him. Obviously she can't comprehend anything.




I agree with you VoteNO, it was a legitimate question and I wondered the same thing. Maybe they were trying to use it for negotiation and it turned out differently than they expected. Very sad..


Apparently, they ordered the food for him, but he shot the hostage and himself before they could deliver it. That's what the Norwalk paper said.


Kal-el you have no character. Your ignorance has been displayed all over this site.

Whiskey Tango F...

Another sad story for heroin county ohio... Is it time to do someting other than rehab and release?


Ya think they have it easy now? The U.S. Attorney General is looking to free up prison space by making it even easier on "non-violent" offenders. The junkies will really have a field day. Time for bars on our windows (as if we are the criminals). My advice is to make it readily available to them on every street corner so they don't have to steal and can quickly o.d.

red white and blue

Amen whiskey tango f


Comments from the "shawn supporters" in the norwalk reflector state he was a sweet loveable teddy bear that went off his medication. Meanwhile the victim just did what a good citizen should do and showed up for her shift to work, inadvertantly getting shot in the head. You know if it was me I wouuld have been more p.o.ed that it happened at closing time than the beginning of my shift if it was going to happen, but that's just me. RIP, I'm so sorry this happened to you.




Injured woman DIED.

From the Grave

Nothing is going to change until these idiots start showing up at the Country Club, and shooting lawyers and doctors.


And judges!


There is no place actually safe any more. No matter where you are this can happen. I was at Walmart last week and there were loud noises from a guy hammering shelving into to place. As I stood in line at check-out a lady in line too said gee thought somone was shooting and I said yes so did I. We said you just never know in this world it can happen.


the woman who died was not dana goodsite it was kim kelly it is a very sad situation for shauns family to they had no control of what he did lets be a little considerate of their feelings the world has changed so much in the last 20 yrs the generation growing up now must be cautious n i do agree heroin is an epidemic but coming together to help the ones who want help their should be places to help them jail n prisons are not the answer the answers arent killing them off or sending them to a desserted island isnt the answer many of you dont know how difficult it is coming and getting away from heroin u have to want it not be made to do it god is the only one who can judge anyone we r here to help one another not bash eachother we may not agree what ppl do but that we can not control god please comfort these families give them strength to get thru this this is so sad for everyone god bless the loved ones


thank you for the correction. RIP Kim Kelly. Unfortunately through assorted friends and family I know junkies and none of them seriously want help, they say they do while they rob everyone around them blind and leave a trail of heartbreak (some attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings while doing so). Its a monster that I have yet to see anyone overcome...maybe in their next life they will know better than to get that first taste.


I am so sorry for this victim, no matter who it is. However, I could not even read your post. All the sentences ran together. I gave up about half way through.


Me too, grandmasgirl. That person should learn punctuation. So sorry for the loss of life!


had no problem reading it the words were spelled correctly


Guns kill not people...how does that go? He looked like a people to me....


Fox 8 has reported that the female victim has passed on from the mortal plane.


some people never beat the addiction but their are many ppl who do also a person has to be sick n tired of that life n with the right help it can be over comed i'm sorry that u have not personally ever met anyone who has beaten it i know many who have i will say that many ppl are not fully educated on this epedemic of heroin it is a sick thing that takes everything from u when u allow it n while u r on it u do things and say things that u never would sober more ppl need to become aware of how to help ppl that truley want help if u dont want help then it is worthless to try to make a person change but everyone that uses there is a reason behind it a bad experience or something in that order n once u try it it has a hold of u but i can say that ppl can break free from that addiction but they have to really want it n be sick n tired of being sick n tired its s ad that ppl just bash ppl that have struggled with any addiction when they know nothin about it more ppl need to be educated on it instead of assuming


Again, I'm not assuming....I've seen it firsthand. I've seen a mother choose heroin over her angelic little boy time and time again, she has been through treatment numerous times, has "wanted" help so desperately and she's sitting in county yet again on the same old charges. My nephew came to my house to detox off heroin and opiates so he could get in a halfway house, I hid all my valuables and prescriptions, he went to meetings, got a sponsor, I showed him tough love to help him through only to find that he was huffing nail polish remover in my bathroom so he went elsewhere. Incidentally when the halfway house finally had a bed for him (which has been his main goal for 6wks) he showed up effed up and was consequently turned away. Seeing is believing and no, I am not a believer though if it means anything I have the utmost respect for those you speak of that are able to remain clean.


OMG. Another person who doesn't know what comma's, periods, and Capital letters are for. Again, Didn't read this one either.


Same person as before.


Wow, a simple sentence would do wonders.

Prayers to the victim and the victims family.


thank you "goodlife" for clearing that up!! Last thing people need to do is NOT have their facts straight. RIP Kim and prayers to her husband and children. Very sad situation regardless of the man's problems.


And yet people wonder why my husband ALWAYS has a gun with him while we are shopping. (he is also a police officer). Could you imagine the look on "Mr. I didn't take my meds" if he came around the corner and a CCW holder was there? The more people who are having a "bad day", "forgetting their meds", "struggling with addiction", "at the end of their rope", "making a bad decision" this is going to happen MORE and MORE. You see it on the news and in the paper almost daily. What is SAD...is you never know when you will run into one of these people.


To those worried about their safety understand that there are those who adhere to ancient ways. Trash does not do those things in our zone. Remember who killed Alice White? Crap is still doing time. You pay. fh They know we own the night. Value every day & try to live free. Its that E-z.

Lin Williams

She HAS been identified, as the Norwalk Reflector stated! Thoughts and prayers going out to the families on both ends of this tragedy! Time to step up people and take our communities back! This is so out of control!


I heard that he had some kind of mental illness and not that he was a heroin abuser but I suppose we will get more news as time goes on.


Apparently the medication he had gone without was Methadone.


"I heard that he had some kind of mental illness"

"Reed said he didn’t think his cousin was “stable enough” to have a gun. Family members at the scene said Schuett had mental issues and struggled with depression."

I hope to follow this story later. I am curious about which prescription drug the young man was taking for his mental illness and depression.

An innocent woman was murdered. My condolences to her family and friends.

The shooter obviously had mental issues. Perhaps he too was a victim also. My condolences to his family and friends also.

I have done a lot of reading about mental illness and prescription drugs that are supposed to help mental illness. For some, the drugs work but for others, the drugs cause the violence against innocent victims. Until the true facts come out, my comments are my opinions based on the reported news.


Rumor on other pages is that the "medication" he was on (not on) was methadone.


Heres the picture of the MURDERER.

The Rudy

This is so sad. My heart goes out to the Kelly family. I also feel bad for the shooter's family. Mental illness is a terrible thing.
Incidents like this are one of the reasons I conceal & carry my gun at all times. You just never know when you'll need it, and like any other insurance is of no use if you don't have it when you need it.


I am 35 years old and I was an IV heroin user/abuser. The problem with opiates, (Heroin, percocet, vicodin, oxys, etc) is that when you try to get off of it/them, you physically get sick. And I can tell you that it is the worse kind of flu like illness you can imagine. So the problem is this: its easier and much faster to feel better "and I dont mean high I mean unsick" by using the drug again. I am a very strong willed person and when I was trying to get clean, the thought of taking my own life crossed my mind hundreds of times a day. Luckily I stuck it out I was horribly sick for almost 2 weeks I had sores all over my body from the restlessness that I was going through on top of the cold sweats, vomiting, diarrhea, & headaches. So anyone that is or knows of anyone trying to fight this addiction, its not easy. It will probably be the hardest thing a person will go through in their entire life but its worth it I promise. For everyone involved in this horrendous ordeal, and for anyone trying to fight the opiate addiction, my thoughts and prayers go out to you.


"the thought of taking my own life crossed my mind".....that is THE statement of the night......you OWN life....not the LIFE of an INNOCENT bystander. That is my question numerous times everytime something like this happens, why do LUNATICS like this always find the need to make a statement by killing innocent people. If you want to off yourself, by all means, go ahead. But WHY kill the lady at the Family Dollar??? What statement does that make? What point? Did it make you feel better?

Coram Deo

To: YouMustBeJoking

Thank you, thank you, thank you...for being a light in the dark world of drug abuse! I am so grateful for your courage in speaking out and sharing the HOPE that there is freedom from addiction; that with help and pure grit an addict can get to the other side to health and wholeness. Please keep being a voice in the community that there is freedom from this scourge. Please consider being on a speakers platform with the StarFish Project in Huron County. You sir or ma'am are my hero.


Ladydye, I'm so happy that you have created this lovely false sense of security with your gun toting husband. You should look up a story that happened either in one of the Carolina's or Virginias. Cop is sitting in his car in the middle of town stuffing his face with his lunch. Random man gets out of his truck, prances up to the cop car, shoots the cop, prances back to his truck and drives away. The cop had a gun...what good did it do him? If someone wants to kill you, they will. The element of surprise always works.


Yep. I will live in my lovely world with my gun toting husband. I feel a bit safer with him by my side than sitting in YOUR world waiting for the 911 operator to tell you to stop prank calling. I might at least have a fighting chance. Would you rather have NOTHING? You rather live in that world with NO guns? Where NOONE but the bad guys have the guns. Yes my husband is a cop, my husband is prior military, he has training that most people do not. He watches his surroundings at ALL times. He sees things and notices changes in behavior constantly. I also know that my husband is one of those people that would lay his life on the line to save another. Be it mine or another. (Oh and just a FYI, my husband eats his lunch at home, so rest easy he is safe. Thanks)

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Only a psychologist can diagnose her and her hubby’s disorder. Sounds like they are suffering from paranoia and anxiety. Suffering from persecutory delusions and convinced that they are about to be attacked is no way to go through life. They should both seek help now, before their psychosis develops to full blown schizophrenia.


So you think my husband and I suffer from a disorder? My husband is a police officer who carries a weapon on and off duty and you think he is delusional? Is EVERY police officer who carries a weapon suffering from these disorders? You are the one who has issues. I have no mental issues other than dealing with people like you are under the impression that no one should carry a gun, other than the criminals and thugs who ILLEGAL obtain/use them.

thinkagain's picture

The TSA officer killed at LAX was a "behavior detection officer" who was charged with spotting suspicious behavior in the airport. Still feel secure?

While defensive gun use may occasionally occur successfully, it is rare and very much the exception – it doesn't change the fact that actually owning and using a firearm hugely increases the risk of being shot.


Yes I will always feel more secure than you. Thank you for your concern. I have complete faith in my husband and his training. As for TSA agents...I have seen the training and education that most of them have. You only need a high school diploma (or GED)to apply. I think my 16 year old son has a better grasp on it than they do.