HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man fatally shot his father-in-law Wednesday and wounded his wife and mother-in-law before Oakland County officers arrived and killed him, authorities said.
Deputies “rushed towards the gunfire” and saved lives, Sheriff Mike Bouchard said.
“I’m very proud every day of what they do, but today puts an exclamation point on it,” he said.
Three children in the home were not hurt. The 42-year-old gunman’s wife had moved out of the couple’s home in Dearborn Heights and was living with her parents in Highland Township, Bouchard said.
The shooter’s 69-year-old father-in-law died at the scene. His mother-in-law and wife, who called 911, were shot, but the wounds were not considered to be life-threatening, the sheriff said.
The 9 mm pistol was registered to the man’s wife, the sheriff’s office said. No names were released.