Guns, clothes, blood samples taken from Middletown home

Middletown police searched the Ellis Way home where Anthony “Tony” Shearer was shot dead, allegedly by his ex-wife, and found a stash of guns, according to court records.

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Among the 17 items taken as evidence by police were five guns, including one musket.

Seized from the Shearer residence were:

  • Taurus revolver
  • 9mm pistol
  • High Point 9 mm rifle
  • .50 cal musket
  • Springfield 9mm
  • 9mm casing
  • Taurus gun box
  • broken gun cleaning box
  • black gun case
  • cell phone
  • swab of blood on floor inside living room
  • suspected blood sample from door frame
  • black pants and socks
  • black T-shirt
  • dirty rag out of kitchen trash can
  • cigarette
  • wallet

Dawn Rachel Shearer, 46, was arraigned Wednesday in Middletown Municipal Court for murder. Police say Dawn Shearer shot Tony in the head Monday night.

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Middletown Municipal Court Judge Mark Wall signed search warrants three hours after the fatal shooting to take oral swabs for DNA comparison and a hand swab to determine gunshot residue from Dawn Shearer.

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