Based on statements Wyant made to police it appears Schoen was shot inside the Hartfeld Drive home and Wyant had help moving him outside the home.
“We carried him, we were going to put him in the car and take him to the hospital, but he was really hurt, so we decided to call an ambulance instead.” Wyant’s statement to police reads.
The first Brighton Police Officer to arrive on the scene also describes encountering a man in the roadway outside the Hartfeld Drive home. “The older male who I later learned was Max’s father remained standing in the roadway during this time.”
Why was Wyant’s father there before police and paramedics?
"I don't know the answer to that question,” Nobles said. “I can tell you that they live very close to the scene and I know that there were some efforts to transport the deceased to the hospital prior to him passing."
The day after the shooting Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson told media outlets that a third man, about the same age as Schoen and Wyant, was also in the home at the time of the shooting. Chief Henderson gave no indication that that man had any involvement in the alleged “dispute over property” between victim and suspect.
Yet police paperwork attached to the court file also makes mention of a “sixteen or seventeen year old female” who Wyant called “after arraignment from the police cell block prior to being transported to the Monroe County Jail" on February 9th.
Investigators then made contact with the girl’s father who told them he had dropped his daughter off at the home around 3 p.m. When the father “watched the late night news and learned of the shooting, he went to his daughter’s room to ask if she knew about it and she indicated that she had left the house before anything happened.”
Investigators later ask the father if his daughter was present at the time of the shooting and he “stated that (she) said no but he was not so sure.”
The family of Christopher “C.J.” Schoen declined any formal comment for this report. Yet when presented with some of this information Schoen’s mother did tell 13WHAM News that the cat was her son’s and that he returned after he moved out to “rescue” it as he feared for its safety. She also said she disputes the claims Wyant makes about her son that appear in court documents.
NOTE: 13WHAM News has decided to redact the names of two possible witnesses to this shooting from the attached court documents. Our efforts to independently verify or substantiate the identities and whereabouts of those individuals are not yet complete.