Former U-M Rower Shot, Killed in Oklahoma City
A former University of Michigan rower from Bloomfield Hills was shot and killed Friday in Oklahoma City during a domestic dispute in which the suspected shooter killed himself after leading police on a high-speed car chase.
William Schnittman, 25, who had Olympic aspirations as a rower and had moved to Oklahoma City after graduation to train, had unsuccessfully sought a personal protection order against his suspected killer, according to published reports.
The suspected killer, Darrell Wilson, 36, shot himself on I-35 after losing control of his car during a police chase, according to an Oklahoma City Police news release.
Police said they had gone to a home on a possible domestic-related shooting and found a 32-year-old woman being held hostage inside a car by Wilson, who was armed with a handgun. They convinced him to let her go and Wilson escaped, leading police on a pursuit in his Jaguar.
Other officers found Schnittman inside the house with fatal gunshot wounds. The woman was reportedly sexually assaulted and police found four children, ages 9, 5, 2 and 1, unharmed inside the residence.