By Mark Constance
ROSCOMMON COUNTY – No one was injured during a shooting at an occupied home in Roscommon Township last night.
According to Michigan State Police (MSP) statements, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at approximately 7:58 p.m., troopers from the Houghton Lake post were dispatched to a residence on West Houghton Lake Drive in Roscommon Township after receiving a report of gunfire. When troopers arrived at the scene, witnesses said two vehicles fled the scene shortly after the shots were heard.
A suspect was identified, and identifying information was broadcast to regional law enforcement agencies. Richfield Township police were responding to the scene when he located the suspect’s vehicle on M-18 near M-55. Officers from several agencies followed the suspect vehicle to an address in the area of West Doyle Trail and North Everett Road.
Troopers detained and interviewed six subjects at the residence. The primary suspect, a 51-year-old man from Roscommon, was lodged for bond violations after he was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
A search warrant was executed at the location of the shooting. Troopers seized a double-barrel shotgun and spent shells, as well as a car wash broom believed to have been used to break windows in the residence.
Lt. Carroll of the MSP 7th District Headquarters said this morning the investigation is ongoing, but that both the victim and suspect were not cooperative. He expects additional charges to be sought.
Troopers from the MSP Houghton Lake Post were assisted by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, Denton Township Police Department, Richfield Township Police Department and Gerrish Township Police Department. An MSP K9 was called to the scene to assist with execution of the search warrant.