Sheriff releases name of boy, 15, killed in Shelby

Posted 18 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

SHELBY – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the teenager who died late Friday afternoon after sustaining a gunshot wound at his home in the Town of Shelby.

Jacob A. Stahl, 15, was a 10th grade student at Medina High School. He and a teenaged friend were in an upstairs bedroom when the incident occurred.

While the investigation is continuing, Sheriff’s Investigators are reasonably certain that Stahl’s death was a tragic accident that resulted from the careless handling of a loaded firearm. There is no evidence at this time that suggests foul play. The other youth, whose name is being withheld, has fully cooperated with investigators.

Medina Central School District officials were notified early in the investigation so they could make preparations for grief counseling when students and faculty/staff return to school on Monday.