IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
On 6/15/2020 at about 8:25 a.m. Eaton County Central Dispatch received multiple reports from citizens stating there was a black male dressed in a black hoodie and jeans with a weapon in the middle of the 6500 block of Saginaw Hwy firing off rounds in the air and also pointing the handgun at motorists. As Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding, dispatch advised that a man was down in the road and indications were that he had been shot. Upon arrival, Deputies found a male with apparent gunshot wounds whom EMS pronounced as deceased at the scene. A handgun was found next to his body.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 22-year-old resident of Delta Township who had been traveling east on Saginaw Hwy, stopped near Brookside Drive as he observed a black male in the middle of Saginaw Hwy who then stepped in front of his vehicle. This male then pointed a pistol at him and the citizen, who is a CPL holder, fired his pistol from his vehicle striking the male who went down in the roadway. The deceased male is a 26-year-old with a last known address in Walker, MI. Further information will be updated pending next of kin notification.
Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing to investigate at the scene and interviewing multiple witnesses. Because Saginaw Hwy is heavily traveled at that time of day, we are requesting anyone who observed any part of this incident to contact Det. Buxton at 517-323-8484.