Love triangle apparent motive in Friday night shooting near Conneautville

Love triangle apparent motive in Friday night shooting near Conneautville
Love triangle apparent motive in Friday night shooting near Conneautville

Feb. 27—CONNEAUT TOWNSHIP — A love triangle is the alleged motive in a shooting that wounded an Ohio man and has a Conneautville-area man jailed, in response to court docket paperwork obtained completely by The Meadville Tribune.

Christoher R. Bosch, 40, of 19185 Cole Highway, is going through a number of counts filed by Pennsylvania State Police for allegedly shooting and wounding one in every of two Ohio males who had been inside a sport utility automobile (SUV) on the Cole Highway dwelling round 11:30 p.m. Friday. The house is situated in Conneaut Township about 3.5 miles southwest of Conneautville

The automobile on the property was occupied by David A. Shipley, 44, of Andover, and Jacob Wick, 37, of Jefferson, police mentioned.

Police allege Bosch, 40, fired one spherical from a handgun on the automobile with Shipley struck in the top and neck space.

Shipley was flown to UPMC Hamot medical middle in Erie early Saturday the place he stays in steady situation, in response to police.

Bosch was apprehended on the property Saturday after a prolonged standoff, police mentioned. He then was booked into the Crawford County Correctional Facility in Saegertown at 5:10 p.m.

Bosch was arraigned Sunday morning earlier than Magisterial District Decide Adam Stallard of Linesville by way of video convention from the jail. Stallard ordered Bosch be held with out bail pending a preliminary listening to, which is scheduled for March 9 in Linesville.

Bosch is charged by state police with two counts every of tried felony murder, easy assault and reckless endangerment, and one depend every of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and felony mischief.

In accordance with the arrest affidavit filed in the case, Wick and Bosch have the identical girlfriend.

Police had been referred to as to the Cole Highway space early Saturday morning after Shipley appeared at a neighboring residence with a gunshot wound to the again of his head, the affidavit mentioned.

The neighboring resident contacted state police by way of the Crawford County 911 Heart. Shipley allegedly instructed the home-owner that he had been shot whereas on the property subsequent door and that Bosch had been the shooter, the affidavit mentioned.

When state police arrived at 19185 Cole Highway to arrange a fringe round the home, the house’s proprietor exited the residence.

Moreover, an SUV was noticed on the other aspect of Cole Highway in a ditch and a person, Jacob Wick, got here out of the close by woods, the affidavit mentioned.

In accordance with the affidavit, Wick instructed police that Shipley had been the motive force of the SUV, whereas Wick was seated in the left again seat and a lady was seated in the entrance passenger seat.

“Wick associated that he shares the identical girlfriend because the alleged shooter Bosch,” the affidavit mentioned.

The Tribune will not be figuring out the girl reportedly in the SUV.

Wick instructed police that they went to the house to drop off the girl. As Shipley and Wick had been backing out of the driveway in the SUV, Bosch was seen strolling towards the automobile and was about 40 yards away, the affidavit mentioned.

“Wick noticed Bosch increase each arms like he was elevating a weapon and he then heard a gunshot,” the affidavit mentioned.

Wick mentioned a spherical entered by the passenger-side window of the SUV and struck Shipley in the top/neck space, inflicting Shipley to crash the automobile into the ditch throughout the roadway, the affidavit mentioned.

Search efforts then had been carried out to find Bosch and the Pennsylvania State Police Particular Emergency Response Staff was activated to find him.

Keith Gushard might be reached at (814) 724-6370 or by e mail at [email protected].

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