Police: weapon used in murder suicide was stolen rental from Mason gun shop
Police say the gun used in a murder suicide at a Lansing Township business Monday was a stolen rental from a firearms shop in Mason.
Lansing Township Police Chief Adam Kline says 30 year old Timothy Olin rented a semi-automatic handgun at Total Firearms on Monday afternoon. Kline says Olin purchased ammunition and used the indoor range at the facility for about an hour. He left the shop, without returning the weapon, around 3:21 p.m.
At about 4:02 p.m, police say Olin shot his former girlfriend Rachael Duncan at the JoAnn Fabrics store on W. Saginaw Highway in Lansing Township, before turning the gun on himself. Duncan, 26, was a store employee. Police say she had filed a personal protection order against Olin.
Investigators also learned that Olin tried to obtain a handgun from the Dicker and Deal second hand store in Lansing on March 15th, but was turned down after failing a background check.
Chief Kline says Total Firearms was not required to perform a background check on Olin for renting a firearm, because the gun was not supposed to leave the property.
Lansing Township Police are still investigating the murder suicide. Anyone with information is asked to give them a call at 517-485-1700.