Man charged for allegedly killing wife over cigarette dispute
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — A man who police say shot his wife after an argument over cigarettes has been charged with murder.
Vashon Flowers, 46, was arraigned Monday on charges of open murder and being a habitual felony offender.
The shooting happened around Sunday morning at a home on Mona Street near the intersection of Rotterdam Avenue in Muskegon Heights.
Police say the couple recently quit smoking but got into an argument when Flowers wanted a cigarette while drinking, leading to him leaving the home. He then returned several hours later and shot his wife in the chest before running away, police say.