The New York State Police have updated their investigation into the fatal Corinth shooting.
According to the police, at around 10:35 p.m. on Thursday, Eric Rosenbrock, 35, was performing maintenance on his legal handgun when a round was fired, hitting his 34-year-old wife Ashley.
Ashley was taken to Saratoga Hospital and later pronounced dead; the autopsy was performed by Dr. Michael Sikirica, said the police.
"The results of the autopsy are consistent with the information and evidence that has been discovered to this point in the investigation," said the New York State Police press release.
Forensic investigators were in and out of the family home on Raymond Avenue in Corinth all through Friday. New York State Police in Wilton were trying to piece together the cause of the shooting.
Spectrum News spoke with neighbors on Friday who were in a state of shock that such a "happy" and "loving" family could have yileded this outcome. They also were the first to identify the vicitm as Ashley Rosenbrock to Spectrum News.
“It just breaks my heart 'cause they’re so young,” said one neighbor.
Michael Knapp, who has lived across the street from the family for five years, said he had never heard the family fight.
“Really nice people; they always had guests over and parties in the summer. They got along with everybody,” said Knapp.
Neighbors said Rosenbrock and her husband Eric had three young children. Her mother also lived in the family home.
They also told Spectrum News the family was very active in their church community, and Eric worked as a science teacher at Lake George High School.
The district released a statement on Friday in response to the shooting.
"Our grief is great; our hearts and support go out to Mr. Rosenbrock’s family. We will do whatever we can to both support and respect their privacy during this very difficult time," said the statement.
As forensic units continued to investigate exactly what happened, police said Eric, the person believed to have fired the gun, went in for questioning on Friday.
But neighbors had said it was most likely an accident that led to Rosenbrock's tragic death.
“My neighbors across the street said he did hunt, but I never saw him with a rifle. I'd see him with golf clubs; I knew he like[d] to golf," said one neighbor.
The investigation is continuing with the added help of the Saratoga County District Attorney's Office.