Tattoo Parlor Owner Shot Dead

According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the proprietor of a tattoo parlour in Clermont County was found shot to death outside, sprawled on a major road, on the day that a disagreement over money escalated into a violent altercation. Batavia resident Brian M. Wilson, 42, was declared dead at the scene around 11:30 a.m., according to officials with the sheriff’s office who responded to the incident at the Stay Gold Tattoo studio.

Suspect of Shooting Tattoo Parlor Owner Identified

According to a news release, the suspect, identified as Michael Patrick Guilfoyle Jr., 33, has “admitted to shooting Wilson” and is currently being held on counts of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. According to the news release sent by the sheriff’s office, everything got underway at 11:22 a.m. when the Clermont County Communication Center received a 911 open line call from the surrounding region.

Suspect of Shooting Tattoo Parlor Owner Identified

Although the dispatchers were unable to communicate directly with the caller, they were able to hear a verbal altercation over money, which was then followed by gunfire. Within a matter of minutes, dozens of law enforcement officers, including deputies and detectives from the sheriff’s office as well as officers from other agencies in the vicinity, converged on the location.

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Suspect Taken to Custody

According to the sheriff’s office, Guilfoyle Jr. was located at the scene, and after investigation, he was identified as the suspect. After being taken into custody, he was brought to the investigative unit of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and questioned there by detectives.

Officials with the sheriff’s office have described him as “open” with details and “cooperative.” He said that he got into an argument with the shop owner about money before shooting him.

Man who shot owner, set to appear in The Court

In the Clermont County Jail, Guilfoyle Jr. is being held without the possibility of bond. On Monday at ten in the morning, he is set to appear in court for the first time in connection with the case. Sheriff’s authorities have stated that this investigation is still active and will be examined by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office before being presented to the grand jury for consideration of additional charges.

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Dispute with Tattoo Parlor Owner over Money

Officials claim that Guilfoyle was cooperative with authorities and forthcoming with information of the conflict that took place in a tattoo studio. Guilfoyle is also said to have provided specifics of the incident. Guilfoyle confessed to shooting Wilson after explaining that he had been in a verbal altercation with Wilson over money prior to the shooting. Guilfoyle blamed himself for the incident.

Dispute with Tattoo Parlor Owner over Money

Guilfoyle Jr., age 33, has been arrested and charged with one crime of Aggravated Murder, a felony of the first degree, and one count of Aggravated Robbery, also a felony of the first degree. Both of these charges carry the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. He is being held in the Clermont County Jail without the possibility of bond at this time. After receiving a call for assistance, the Clermont County Coroner’s Office took the body of Brian Wilson to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office so that an autopsy could be performed.

To Conclude

The proprietor of the establishment, 42-year-old Brian Wilson, was shot and killed outside Stay Gold Tattoo in Batavia Township on Sunday morning. Amelia resident Michael Guilfoyle Jr., 33, is accused of aggravated homicide and aggravated robbery. According to investigators, when the first officer arrived on the scene, Wilson was found unconscious in the westbound lanes of SR-125, just to the east of the intersection with SR-132. On the spot, he passed away.


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