MSP investigating murder-suicide in Lenawee Co.

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:09 PM EDT
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RAISIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WTVG) - The Monroe post of the Michigan State Police is investigating a murder-suicide in Lenawee County last week.

It happened in the 2000 block of Laberdee Road in Raisin Township on June 9. Officers found two men dead from gunshot wounds when they arrived at the scene.

Authorities have identified the men as 24-year-old Joseph I. Niblack of Florida and 25-year-old Michael Madero of Raisin Township. Witnesses told police the two were fighting when Niblack shot Madero and then took his own life.

According to police, the two men were longtime friends. Police are still investigating why Niblack shot Madero.

Multiple agencies responded to the incident.

MSP is asking anyone with information to contact them at 734-242-3500.

[Editor’s note: The MSP originally identified Joseph I. Niblack as Kenya Dionne Niblack. They issued a correction on June 15, 2020.]

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