Update 11/5/18: The deceased in last night’s shooting is Dawn M. Schaefer, 53 (DOB 12/10/1964). The shooter is her longtime boyfriend Andrew McGee, 49 (DOB 1/30/1969). McGee remained on scene and was cooperative with Volusia County sheriff’s detectives. The shooting occurred in the dark and rain in a wooded area near the couple’s tent in the area of 232 N. Brooks Circle, Oak Hill. McGee told detectives he heard gunshots in the area and came out of the tent to fire a warning shot in response to those gunshots. He said he slipped and accidentally shot Schaefer with an old, poorly functioning shotgun. He said Schaefer was not visible to him in the dark. No charges have been filed in the case, which remains active at this time.
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DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN OAK HILL
Volusia County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Oak Hill.
An adult female was killed in the incident, which was reported to the Sheriff's Office around 5 p.m. in the area of Brooks Circle and Saturday Drive.
The shooter remained on scene and is being interviewed by detectives. No additional information is available at this time, and updates will be provided as they become available.
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