Germantown man sentenced for shooting wife

Mugshot of Thomas Shockey

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Germantown man convicted in the shooting of his wife is headed to prison.

Thomas Shockey, 71, pleaded guilty on June 7 to a charge of felonious assault in the shooting of his wife after an argument in September 2016.

Shockey was sentenced to five years in prison.

Police were called to Shockey’s Germantown home in December for a domestic dispute. Shockey and his wife got into an argument and he shot her in the head and stomach.

The woman went to a neighbor’s house and called 911 for help.

Shockey is eligible for parole in two years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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