OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Early Sunday morning, a Muskegon neighborhood woke up to gunfire. Police say a 29-year-old man was shot and killed and a 25-year-old woman wounded.
The sequence of events led to a complex investigation reaching from Muskegon to West Olive. In Muskegon, a man was killed and a woman wounded in an early morning shooting.
Police say the suspected killer drove with his wife in a car to West Olive, but she managed to text her family for help. “She said she couldn’t talk long because, 'He told me to keep my phone off. He’s got me at gunpoint,'" related James Grubb, the father of the suspect’s wife, whose name was not released.
During a stand-off with police in West Olive, the suspected shooter held a gun to his wife's head. After refusing to drop the weapon the suspect was shot and killed by officers. The wife was unharmed.
FOX 17 News spoke with the father of the suspect’s wife, her attorney, and to Muskegon neighbors.
The suspect apparently forced his wife to travel with him to Muskegon. “He apparently was threatening her all the way to Muskegon," said Robert German, attorney for suspect's wife. “She made the comment that, 'Don’t you understand you are going to prison. And he said no I’m not going to prison.”
In Muskegon, a neighbor who lives across the street says she’s known the person who died for years. “He was a good kid," said Nancy Ciswell, "liked by everybody and he liked everybody. Didn’t have any problems."