A man poured accelerants throughout his Delaware County home, ignited a flame then shot himself overnight, said police.
Firefighters entered Michael Schoen’s home along Granite Terrace near E Thomson Avenue around early Friday morning to find the 57-year-old man dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a second-floor bedroom, said Spring Police Chief Joseph Daly.
Flames didn’t really reach the part of the home where firefighters found him, said Daly.
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Investigators found gallons of flammable materials in multiple rooms in the home including the basement where it appeared the fire may have started.
Police said Schoen drove a truck until her recently lost his job. Police had never really responded to any issues at the home outside of performing a well being check on Schoen last week where he spoke to an officer through the front door.
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