Neighbors say 2 slain in Pine Island shooting had ongoing dispute
New information has been released about an apparent murder-suicide between neighbors in Orange County.
Neighbors on Newport Bridge Road in Pine Island are in shock and upset after police say 35-year-old Timothy Todman Jr. shot his 38-year-old neighbor, Ryan Wendt, during a dispute.
Wendt was fatally shot in his driveway and found by police alongside his ATV, according to a neighbor.
Authorities say Todman turned the gun on himself before police arrived.
Neighbors say the two had been involved in an ongoing dispute about construction at Wendt’s property.
Warwick police confirm officers responded to the victim’s home multiple times for various noise and construction complaints but wouldn’t say who called in.
State police are investigating the deaths and so far won’t comment on a motive.