On Monday, March 12, around 10:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 3400 block of Emmons Ave in Rochester Hills on a death investigation. The caller advised that he thought his sister-in-law was dead. He stated she was laying on the couch and there was blood on the couch. The caller further advised police that his sister-in-law and her husband were going through a bad divorce.
Deputies arrived on the scene and observed a female shooting victim lying on the couch, obviously deceased. Paramedics from Rochester Hills Fire Department were on the scene and provided telemetry to Ascension-Crittenton Hospital where a physician pronounced the subject deceased. Deputies secured the scene and canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses. Detectives were also notified and arrived on scene to begin their investigation. The OCSO Forensic Science Laboratory was requested and responded to the scene.
While Detectives were at the scene, the decedent’s husband, Shaun Wheeler, came to the Rochester Hills Substation and told the front desk Deputy that he just killed his wife. The subject was taken into custody without incident and interviewed by Detectives. The deceased, identified as 41- year-old Cory Ehlers of Rochester Hills, was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy is pending.
The subject, 39, was lodged at the Oakland County Jail and the investigation continues. Shaun Wheeler has been charged with first degree premeditated murder. He was arraigned in front of Judge Lisa Asadoorian of the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills. Wheeler was denied bond and a probable cause conference was scheduled for March 22 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Judge Asadoorian. The Preliminary Exam is scheduled on March 29.
WXYZ reports that the husband and wife were married for nine years and have two small children. If you or someone you know is going through a domestic situation that could potentially turn violent or dangerous, contact Haven of Oakland County, a nonprofit organization for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse with shelters and counseling available. Visit havenoakland.com or call 877-922-1274.