UPDATE: 79-year-old shot, killed in Eaton County, suspect in custody


UPDATE: 6/21/2021 @ 2:14 P.M. (WLNS)– The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department says the 79-year-old man who was killed in Eaton Rapids Township on Sunday, died from a gunshot wound.

The sheriff’s department previously reported the man was 80-years-old, and later corrected the age to 79.

A 23-year-old suspect who was arrested in relation to the man’s death has not yet been arraigned.

EATON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS)– The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department says they’re investigating the death of an 80-year-old man as a homicide.

According to deputies, they were called to a home on Sunday in the 2100 block of Ackley in Eaton Rapids Township, where they found the man.

While investigating, deputies say they believe the injuries were consistent with homicide, and they quickly identified a 23-year-old suspect, and he was taken into custody at a residence nearby. He was taken to the Eaton County Jail where he remains in custody.

Investigators do not believe anyone else is involved in the case,

Detectives will continue to investigate and anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Det. Aaron Campbell at 517-323-8489.  

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