Rome liquor store owner found dead in his home

Authorities were dispatched to the home Liquor Warehouse owner Michael DeShane shares with his son, Jason, around noon Thursday after a call came in to 911 reporting an incident at the residence.

Posted: Feb 27, 2020 3:00 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 5:32 PM

WHITESTOWN, N.Y. – Rome liquor store owner Michael DeShane, 63, was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were dispatched to the home Michael shared with his son, Jason DeShane, around noon. The 911 website shows a report of a stabbing or gunshot at the residence at 12:11 p.m.

Keith Hunt // WKTV

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says the cause of death is pending an autopsy, but at this time it does not seem suspicious.

Police seized 80 guns from the home last week after a temporary Extreme Risk Protection Order was served to both Jason and Michael under New York state's 'red flag' law.

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