Michigan State Police: Wife killed by husband in attempted murder-suicide

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Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 7:25 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 5:17 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) - A 52-year-old woman was killed Friday morning in Earon County in what police believe was an attempted murder-suicide.

Police said she was shot by her husband, who then reportedly turned the gun on himself. The 61-year-old man has been hospitalized in critical condition.

Update: Suspect in apparent Eaton County murder suicide-shooting dies from injuries

According to authorities, police responded to a complaint of shots fired at about 3 a.m. Friday near the intersection of West Five Point Highway and Matthews Road. When the police arrived, they found the woman’s body and the injured man.

Police said a third person was in the home at the time and made the call to 911.

“He is the one that made the phone call to 911. He is safe,” said Lt. Rene Gonzalez. “There is no other threat to the public, as the two subjects involved were the only ones involved in the situation.”

Gonzalez said the incident appears to be a situation of domestic violence. He said it’s the second domestic violence incident he’s seen in March.

End Violent Encounters Executive Director Kaitlynn Dwyer-Brownel said leaving a violent relationship is not an easy thing for victims to do, but resources are available to help them.

End Violent Encounters offers shelter, counseling services, and a 24-hour crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence. If you or a loved one are in a violent relationship, you can contact EVE’s 24-hour crisis line at 517-372-5572.

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