Officials: Man in custody for shooting, killing his wife in Lenawee County

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 8:25 PM EDT
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LENAWEE COUNTY, Mich. (WTVG) - Authorities have a man in police custody after he allegedly killed his wife in Lenawee County, Michigan, on Independence Day.

It happened at a home in the 2900 block of Gady Road in Raisin Charter Township Monday night.

Officials said the man shot the victim and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim and the suspect have not yet been released but officials described the suspect as a 44-year-old white man.

“They proceeded to the scene where they saw the victim laying in the ditch there and a white male that was standing near her with a shotgun,” says Chief Kevin Grayer from Raisin Township Police Department. “Officers were able to talk him down to putting the shotgun down without incident. Come to find out, he was a 44-year-old white male who was the husband of the deceased 27-year-old white female.”

Police said in a press release that they believe there was a domestic dispute inside the home, and the woman attempted to flee to get help. But in her front yard, police say she was confronted by her husband with a gun.

The husband was detained and take to the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department for an interview. From there, he was booked in the county jail.

13abc also talked to a man who lives just a few doors down from where the murder happened. He says he heard a gunshot and pointed to the spot where he thinks he saw the woman lying lifeless. He was very emotional and says he’s worried for the three little boys who live at the residence where it all went down. The neighbor says he heard the kids playing outside all day long Monday.

“There were children at the scene which were taken over to grandparents’ residence. So like I said it’s just tragic, the whole thing,” says Chief Grayer.

Chief Grayer also said, “This is a first in a long time for us. It’s very unfortunate, a holiday weekend, for everybody involved. Not only just the kids and things like that but the residents in the area. They know they live in a secure area here in Raisin Township so it’s just very unfortunate. We don’t really have many homicides like that.”

Chief Grayer says he’s filed paperwork at the prosecutor’s office, and they will determine what happens next, like the release of names and possibly more information.

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