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April 21, 2014

Man to face several charges in Linton shooting death

LINTON — A homicide northeast of Linton is being investigated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.

Aaron Lee Schaffer, 32, of Linton has been arrested on preliminary charges of murder and possession of a handgun without a license. No court date had been scheduled as of Monday afternoon.

According to a sheriff’s department news release, Greene County deputies responded to a shooting on Greene County Road 900 West at 9:32 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies discovered the body of Michael S. Bowers, 48, with a fatal gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 4:40 a.m. Monday, Detective George Dallaire arrested Schaffer, who was booked into the Greene County Jail.

An autopsy for Bowers is planned for today.

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