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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Medical examiner releases official cause of death in Shawnee homicide

  • The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Monday released the official cause and manner of death for a McLoud man who was found dead at Shawnee Twin Lakes on Dec. 29.
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    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Monday released the official cause and manner of death for a McLoud man who was found dead at Shawnee Twin Lakes on Dec. 29.
    The body of Adam Pacheco, 27, McLoud, was found about halfway down the north side of the dam on Belcher Road at Lake No. 1. Arrest affidavits filed in the case show he had seven to nine small gunshot wounds.
    Amy Elliott, spokeswoman at the medical examiner’s office, released autopsy results in the case Monday. She said Pacheco’s official cause of death is listed as “multiple gunshot wounds,” with the manner of death being homicide.
    Two suspects have been arrested and jailed in his death, although formal charges have not yet been filed.
    A multi-agency investigation was launched the morning of Dec. 29, and by the end of the day, two brothers from McLoud were in custody.
    Andrew Fish, 25, and Reuben Fish, 33, were arrested on first-degree murder complaints, according to the affidavits and jail logs, although police reported Reuben Fish is being held on a complaint of accessory to murder.
    Both suspects remained jailed Monday without bond and are set to appear in court again on Jan. 16. The investigative reports into the case have been turned over to the district attorney’s for consideration of formal charges.
    Shawnee and McLoud police, along with district attorney’s investigators from the Violent Crimes and Drugs Task Force, have concluded the victim was among of a group of pedestrians stopped by a McLoud police officer during a routine stop about midnight Dec. 29. From that information, the affidavit shows the homicide investigation led authorities to a house located at 487 Harris Street in McLoud, which is reportedly the home of Andrew Fish.
    Police found evidence that Pacheco was murdered at that home.
    The arrest affidavit alleges there were several people at the home on the night of the shooting, although a witness reported that Andrew Fish allegedly “pulled out a black handgun and shot Pacheco several times.”
    Andrew Fish allegedly left with the body and upon his return reported that he rolled Pacheco down a hill by the lake, the affidavit alleges.
    Police haven’t released any further information about the investigation.
    Watch for updates.
     
     
     
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