Woman shot while being held hostage has died and been identified

She has been identified as Kimberly Kelley, of New Washington
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 31, 2013

 

The woman shot in the head Wednesday night during a standoff at Family Dollar in Willard has died, police said.

The woman has been identified at Kimberly Kelley, of New Washington. Kelley, a mother of three, is believed to be about 47 years old, Willard Police Chief Mark Holden said this morning.

Shawn Schuett, 19, of Egpyt Road in rural Willard, was the gunman who shot her before shooting himself at the end of the three-hour standoff.

Willard police said the woman was taken to Mercy Willard Hospital and then flown by helicopter to another medical facility. Officials received word of her death shortly after 11 p.m.

Pictures of the hostage standoff are posted HERE.

Look for the full story in Friday's Norwalk Reflector.

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Sitting In The ...

I couldn't find his account....

InGodsArmy

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.s...
Im pretty sure This is his facebook but you cant see anything. He goes by Shawn Judgementaljackass Schuett and then it has his Reed name also.

tadpole

It has been taken down. I tried to post this comment once already but couldn't see it.

Pam Buckingham

yes prayers for all those family's involved I live very close to this store but was not home but all living in Willard must have been scared this all started before dark so many kids must have been near and those shopping the near by stores. This is something I watch on the news in bigger cities not hometown Willard goes to show you we need to watch our own backs and be prepared for any kind of situation tonite hold you kids a little tighter and elderly parents check on them too God Bless you all in Willard things can happen anywhere any time...

WASP71

All of you people sticking up for this piece of S**T are pathetic. You will come on this story and send your prayers to him and his family that should be insulted by his actions for them to find piece and joy or whatever. Why don't you go to the young man's story that was killed in Qatar and send prayers to him and his family? He and his family are the ones that disserve the thoughts and prayers, not this piece of garbage. Let him rot in a place worse than H*ll..He took an innocent life and now he should get a soft shoulder? Screw him. My prayers go out to the one that disserves them. The hostage that was taken to early because of some rotten piece of subhuman flesh. So now all the people that are sticking up for him and his "problems" can come and tell me how I didn't understand him and BS like that..don't bother..all it will be is a bunch of spluge out of your pathetic hole in your face. Shut up. Tired of all the victems getting the shaft and all the pieces of horse dung getting treated like wonderful people. Let all the heroin heads, nutcases like this and whoever else doesn't want to be a decent citizen to go ahead and take YOURSELF out of the gene pool. That is one thing I wouldn't mind my tax dollars going for..your burial...better than supporting you the rest of your life..

Sitting In The ...

My heart goes out to woman who was simply going to work...very sad. By the way the "medication" his family claims he didn't take was Methadone...big shocker there. He didn't have mental issues he was a drug addict.

smalltown_lotso...

Methadone? Wow that's a pretty powerful drug for a 19 year old to be on. The drug addicts are getting younger and younger it seems. Smh

arnmcrmn

Start packing folks. That is the only real solution when faced with a crazy person either on drugs or lacking mental capacity.

humpty_dumpty

sad a woman loses her life just doing her job. i think a big investigation needs done its truley sick a dispatcher acted like that pobbibly causeing the death of a woman. im not a police basher but i question why waited so long before going in. lots questions are forthcoming i believe

optimistic041

My heart is completely broken for everyone involved and even us as part of the community because it will never be the same!! The mindset of oh it's Willard that doesn't happen here but it did and now as a community we have to do our part to protect it to protect each other! But one thing is I know that the police, firefighters and all others who helped in this situation are such amazing men and women and because of them it will make it a little easier for me to sleep better at night because they truly are here to do what they can do inorder to PROTECT our community!! And no not related or barely know any of them!!

Truth2u

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news...

Picture of this murderer.

Kelly

Putting a bullet into the head of an innocent woman wiped out anything good he might have done in the past. He went out as nothing more than a murdering piece of trash.

Korrupttown88

I think they handled the situation very poorly. Those were 2 innocent women in that store that he was holding captive with a gun... law enforcement should put there lives 1st in a situation like that and stop being concerned with trying to talk to suspect out of it.. obviously when you hold people hostige and your motive is not robbery then drastic measures need to take place. apparently he had no respect for human life whatsoever including his own.. he walked into that store to do exactly what he wanted to do.. kill an innocent person then take the cowards way out and kill himself. willard police had the opprotunity to take him out but chose not to. he should of been shot point blank long before he had the chance to kill Ms. Kelley. When is law enforcement going to stop being so soft on sick twisted people like Mr. Shuett and start acting 1st?

smalltown_lotso...

Police have protocols they have to follow in hostage situations. Should've, could've, and would've aren't going to help now. If the police had started shooting at him who's to say if the other woman would have made it out alive? Or if police officers would have been killed? Or the people that were on the streets gawking would have been hit by a stray bullet? What's done is done and can't be undone. However the dispatcher should lose her job! I don't believe that her actions were the cause of the store clerks death tho. We can't blame anyone but Shawn. It isn't Shawn's parents fault. It isn't the police's fault. It isn't the media or video games. It's Shawn's and Shawn's alone. Had the police started shooting and Shawn was able to kill both women in the store people would be blaming the police. Seems that there is no winning with some people!

Korrupttown88

I think they handled the situation very poorly. Those were 2 innocent women in that store that he was holding captive with a gun... law enforcement should put there lives 1st in a situation like that and stop being concerned with trying to talk to suspect out of it.. obviously when you hold people hostige and your motive is not robbery then drastic measures need to take place. apparently he had no respect for human life whatsoever including his own.. he walked into that store to do exactly what he wanted to do.. kill an innocent person then take the cowards way out and kill himself. willard police had the opprotunity to take him out but chose not to. he should of been shot point blank long before he had the chance to kill Ms. Kelley. When is law enforcement going to stop being so soft on sick twisted people like Mr. Shuett and start acting 1st?

smalltown_lotso...

I'm curious about a few things....1. How did this kid get a gun? 2. What kind of "medication" would cause someone to go murder crazy by stopping it? Drug addict? Mentally ill? 3. If he was "mental", as I have read in some posts, then why wasn't he in a mental hospital? 4. Has anyone looked at Shawn's fb post? His posts that are visible show hostility and he talks of God. His Obama post is very disturbing. 5. Who in their right mind stands near a building watching this situation? I will never understand how people can put themselves in danger because they are being nosey. Had a gawker been killed, people would be blaming the police for that too. For all the officers involved, you did your job besides the dispatcher. My prayers go out to Kim's loved ones. This is truly another sad situation that ended badly.

Presto

Can you give a link to his facebook posts? I tried to follow the link above but it's not working or I can't get it to work. I don't use facebook so I'm not familiar with it. Thanks!

smalltown_lotso...

If you don't have fb then u won't be able to see it. I figured his page would be taken down. Did you read the Mansfield paper? Here is the link.... http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal....

Presto

I see, thats why I couldn't see the pages. Thank you for the link to the article in the Mansfield paper, I hadn't read that story. Thank you for your help; I'm glad someone took his facebook page down theres no reason for anyone (especially other teens or kids) to read whatever was in his twisted mind!

smalltown_lotso...

You're welcome

sellitall

PAM, are you being serious with the comments about this stuff only happening in the city? YOU and I live in a place as bad or worse than the city. Have a look around! Drug addicts and government dependents are the MAJORITY of the population. This happening here doesn't shock me AT ALL!

nannagina52

People read the Holy Bible! Things are not going to get any better! Best history book ever made. If you think it's bad now, it's going to get even worse!

smalltown_lotso...

Ace hardware sells guns? Wtf

Cliff Cannon

Like everyone with a good heart that cares. I too shall, try to 'make sense ' as well as try to find something good from this horrible tragedy.


So utmost, I offer our deepest thoughts, prayers & sympathy's to Kimberly Kelly's family as well as friend's on this most utterly senseless incomprehensible loss.


Like most, I never met Kim Kelly. Still, I'd like to honor her the best way I can----by never saying the name of her murderer,nor learning a single thing about this most horrible of humans.


My tribute offers the only way I can, to help stop the next terribly useless loss of life the Kelly family now endures.


It takes away what these useless egotistical losers desire most----recognition.

Kottage Kat

Kelley please
Thanks Cliff
Thanks for your kind words
Kat

humpty_dumpty

well said cliff.to kimberly kellys family my prayers sympathy go out to you!!

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