The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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March 5, 2013

Two shot, house burned in Kendall

Medina Journal-Register — KENDALL — A Town of Kendall man is in custody after allegedly shooting his wife, setting the marital home on fire, and then shooting himself.

According to the Orleans County Sheriff's Department, Dennis P. Buehler, 64, 923 Peter Smith Road faces numerous criminal charges for an incident reported at his home shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

According to the report, Linda E. Buehler, 58, had arrived home minutes earlier when she was confronted by her husband, who shot her in the shoulder. 

According to the victim, they struggled and then she ran out of the house, got in the family car, and drove herself to a nearby home for help.

Sheriff’s Deputies established a perimeter around the Buehler residence and Orleans County Multi-Agency SWAT was activated. Prior to their arrival, Dennis Buehler apparently set the house on fire, then walked outside and shot himself in the face.

Both Buehlers were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where they were both listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday morning. Dennis Buehler is under police custody at the hospital and will be arraigned pending recovery.

The Kendall Fire Department responded once the scene was secured by law enforcement. They were assisted by several other Orleans and Monroe County fire departments, but the house was a total loss.

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