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Suspect killed in West Olive after 1 shot to death and 1 wounded in Muskegon

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West Olive

WEST OLIVE, Mich. — Law-enforcement officers shot and killed a suspect in two Sunday morning shootings that left a man dead and a woman hospitalized with gunshot wounds in Muskegon.

It all started at 7:23 a.m. Sunday, Muskegon Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Merrill Avenue on a report of people who had just been shot. Upon arriving at the scene officers located two victims who had been struck by gunfire — a 25-year-old Muskegon woman and a 29-year-old Muskegon man.

The man succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. The woman was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she was listed in fair condition and was undergoing treatment for gunshot injuries.

Police said the shooting was believed to be domestic related and was not suspected to be a random act. Preliminary information indicated that a domestic dispute preceded the shooting incident.

The 27-year-old suspect then fled to West Olive, where he and his 26-year-old wife ended up at their home at the West Olive Estates mobile home park on 146th Avenue.

It was there that the suspect came out of the mobile home holding his wife hostage with a gun to her head, was commanded repeatedly by officers to drop the weapon and when he didn’t do so he was shot and killed by the officers.

The suspect’s wife was not injured.


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