LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 71-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after being injured by a bull on a Kent County farm.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says they were called at about 1:00pm to the farm on Cascade Road near Morse Lake. The caller owned the bull and was neighbor to the farm. The caller said the bull was running loose and that the farmer was on the ground.
Two deputies responded and found the bull in the driveway of the farm. They used their cruiser to block the bull in the driveway, but they weren’t able to get by the bull to the victim. The bull acted very “agitated” towards the deputies.
The deputies then fired 33 rounds from their rifles at bull, eventually dropping it to the ground. Reportedly all 33 rounds hit the bull. After the bull was down, they were able to get to the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The Associated Press confirms the farmer’s name as Roger Bearup.
Investigators say it appears the man was trying to get the bull into a corral when it attacked him. The bull had also broken through an electric fence.