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SIDNEY, Shelby County — UPDATE @ 5:09 p.m. Dec. 26:
Bond was set at $250,000 for a man accused of shooting his wife in the head on Christmas Day at their home in Sidney.
The arraignment for Brandon Blandzinski, 29, lasted less than two minutes this morning in Sidney Municipal Court. He is charged with felonious assault in the shooting of 23-year-old Samantha Blandzinski, which was reported at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at the couple’s home in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue.
When Brandon Blanzinski called 911, he said he and his wife were fighing over a gun when it went off. However, Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell disagreed.
“The victim was in a defensive posture with her hands over her face,” Sell said. “It was an intentional act.”
No one else was in the home at the time of the shooting, police said.
Samantha Blandzinski remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m. Dec. 25:
A man is jailed, accused of shooting his wife in the head on Christmas Day at their home in Sidney.
Samantha Blandzinski, 23, suffered an apparent gunshot wound to her head in an incident reported at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at her home in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue, according to a news release from the Sidney Police Department.
Blandzinski was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital, then transferred by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The hospital is not releasing any information about her condition.
Brandon T. Blandzinski, 29, was arrested at 7 p.m. and booked into the Shelby County Jail on suspicion of one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He is being held in lieu of cash-only bond of $15,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning, online jail records show. Further charges against Blandzinski are under review by the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office, the release stated.
Police executed a search warrant at the home, and recovered several items relating to the shooting incident, according to the release.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Sidney police at 937-498-2351.
Yellow police tape surrounds a Sidney home after a person was reportedly shot on Christmas Day.
Police and medics responded around 3:22 p.m. to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue on a report of a gun shot.
The shooting victim’s name and extent of injuries was not reported.
We are on scene and will update this report as we learn more information.
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