Wyoming County DA says Joe Mlyniec is accused of shooting and killing Robert Irvine, III at Mlyniec's home on Route 246 in the Town of Perry. The former Wyoming Co. deputy is being held without bail. More information is expected to be released Thursday morning in this developing arrest.
A Perry Town Board member has been charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot a man to death on Wednesday.
According to court documents, 60-year-old Joe Mlyniec is accused of shooting 32-year-old Robert Irvine, III in the head in the driveway of Mlyniec's home on Route 246 in the Town of Perry.
Investigators won't say how many times the victim was shot, but did say Mlyniec called 911 around 5:50 p.m. to report the incident. Authorities say Irvine was shot with a handgun that police believe Mlyneic owned.
The two men were acquaintances, but it's unclear how they knew each other. Investigators say they're still trying to figure out why Irvine came to Mlyniec's farm last night and what led to the shooting.
Mlyniec was a patrol sergeant in the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office for over 20 years. He retired in 2008 and went back part time until 2013.
News10NBC asked Sheriff Gregory Rudolph whether there was any conflict of interest with his department investigating the case.
"We have examined that," Sheriff Rudolph said. "We've had those conversations internally and externally with the district attorney. We are more than confident that this investigation will be done thoroughly, professionally, and to the nth degree."
Mlyniec is also a councilman on the Perry Town Board. News10NBC reached to the town supervisor, but have yet to hear back.
Mlyniec is being held without bail. He is set to appear in Warsaw Town Court on Monday at 5 p.m.