Suspect caught in deadly Brown County shooting; victim’s family devastated

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 4:50 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2021 at 7:31 AM EDT
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BROWN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - The suspect in a deadly shooting that happened Friday afternoon at Lake Lorelei in Brown County has been caught, authorities say.

Jason Metcalfe, 41, is accused of killing Timothy Vogel, 32, around 12:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Schlitz Drive, according to Brown County Sheriff Gordon Ellis.

The shooting followed a fight involving knives and guns, Ellis says. Responding units found Vogel shot in the chest.

Metcalfe fled the scene in a stolen 2016 white Chevrolet pick-up truck with Ohio plates HWF-2481, Ellis says.

The sheriff’s office issued a murder warrant for Metcalfe’s arrest, and he was considered armed and dangerous.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office engaged in the pursuit of the suspect vehicle that traveled through multiple counties and involved multiple law enforcement jurisdictions.

Upon entering Clinton County, Metcalfe continued to elude authorities until stop sticks were deployed at OH-134 and Patch Road between Wilmington and Lynchburg.

The sheriff’s office said the vehicle came to a stop a short time later when he exited the vehicle and displayed a weapon.

Around 9:50 p.m., shots were fired and Metcalfe was injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

Officers on the scene rendered care to the driver until Clark Township Fire and EMS arrived and requested a medical helicopter for transport.

His condition has not been released.

The family of Tim Vogel says he was simply working inside the gated community when they got the call to come to Lake Lorelei by police.

“I know where he was some work at for a lady, so I knew where to go,” said Tim’s father, Alan Vogel.

Tim’s twin brother, Dana, says the family is in shock.

“All I know is they got in the argument,” Dana said. “Not too sure. Something about a knife. He shot my brother, and it went through him. He ran outside, and the guy that gave Timmy a ride over there, he put the gun to his head and told him to get out of the truck or he’s going to ******* kill him too.”

Dana says Tim has been a wonderful uncle to his two kids, who are completely destroyed by what happened.

“He’s such a great person. He’s willing to do anything for ya,” Dana said. “He’s always got a smile on his face. My kids love him, and my other half is pretty much gone.”

Dana said, prior to Metcalfe’s capture, that he hoped authorities would bring him to justice.

“You’re going to rot in jail for this ****,” he said.

Tim’s family says he now joins his other brother, who died six weeks ago in a crash.

“Fly high brother,” Dana said. “I love ya. Watch down over us, because we’re going to miss ya.”

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation at the request of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

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