Kendall Man Arrested After Shootings and House Fire

Posted 4 March 2013 at 12:00 am

Press Release: Scott D. Hess, Sheriff

A Town of Kendall man is in custody after shooting his wife, setting the marital home on fire, and then shooting himself.

Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 923 Peter Smith Rd., Kendall, shortly after 7:00 P.M. Linda E. Buehler (Age 58), had arrived home minutes earlier when she was confronted by her husband. Dennis P. Buehler (Age 64) shot his wife in the shoulder. According to the victim, they struggled and then she ran out of the house, got in the family car, and drove herself to a nearby home for help.

Sheriff’s Deputies established a perimeter around the Buehler residence and Orleans County Multi-Agency SWAT was activated. Prior to their arrival, Dennis Buehler apparently set the house on fire, then walked outside and shot himself in the face.

Both Buehlers were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Pending his recovery, Dennis Buehler is facing numerous criminal charges.

The Kendall Fire Department responded once the scene was secured by law enforcement. They were assisted by several other Orleans & Monroe County fire departments. The house was a total loss.