Two suspects in the fatal shooting of a University of Michigan medical student say they sneaked into Paul DeWolf’s basement bedroom at his medical fraternity during a burglary attempt and that his shooting was unintended, according to police statements.
The Detroit Free Press reported today that it obtained police statements from two men jailed on murder and home invasion charges in the death of Paul DeWolf, a 25-year-old prospective surgeon whose body was found July 24.
According to the statements, the suspects and a third man not yet charged in the case broke into Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity and entered DeWolf’s basement bedroom, startling him.
DeWolf went to get something from his dresser and one of the suspects tried to strike him with the gun, but it fired instead, according to the statements.
Ann Arbor police Detective Katie Nucci recounted the statements at a November 22 warrant hearing for Joei Jordan, 20, and Shaquille Jones, 21, the newspaper said.
Using data about a stolen computer, investigators tracked Jordan to Sumter County, S.C., and Jones to North Charleston, S.C.
A third suspect accused of firing the gun is jailed in Michigan on a bond violation in another case but hasn’t been charged in DeWolf’s killing.