Defiance Man Hospitalized after being Shot
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

PAULDING COUNTY, OH - A man from Defiance, OH was hospitalized after being shot multiple times in Paulding County on Monday morning.

Paulding County police were dispatched to the Landing Strip Bar just after 2:45 PM on reports of a man being shot. 37-year-old Dustin Dobbelaere of Defiance was fighting with 32-year-old Joseph Schilt of Oakwood, on the street. 32-year-old Charles Brown of Oakwood exited a vehicle with a gun and shot Dobbelaere multiple times. According to police, the fight continued as people then assaulted Brown.

Dobbelaere and Brown were both conscious and transported to the hospital. This incident is still under investigation by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. They are working with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to determine what charges will be filed in this case.


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