Prosecutor Declines To Charge Shooter In Deadly Road Rage Case

SPARTA, Mich. (AP/WWJ) – A prosecutor says a man who fatally shot another during a road-rage dispute in western Michigan won’t face criminal charges.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said Friday that prosecutors couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the 43-year-old shooter didn’t act in self-defense. The man had a valid license to carry a concealed weapon.

Twenty-year-old Donald Dudley of Bailey died following the shooting in May near Sparta and his 18-year-old brother was seriously injured.

The men were in a car driven by a 22-year-old woman. She initially fled after shots were fired but stopped and called 911.

Becker wrote in a report that the brothers were the aggressor, with the altercation being “at least two-on-one.” The shooter told investigators he acted in self-defense.

© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen LIVE