Charges upgraded for man accused of shooting, killing wife
POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Prosecutors have upgraded the charges against a man who is accused of shooting and killing his wife at their home. The shooting happened Oct. 21 at the couple’s Polkton Township home. Authorities haven’t yet specified what led up to the shooting. The victim, 24-year-old Emily Chatman, died on Nov. 7 at a Grand Rapids hospital. Originally, Jaron Chatman was discharged with reckless discharge of a firearm causing serious injury and felony firearm.After his wife’s death, charges were upgraded to manslaughter and felony firearms. He was arrested on the new charges Tuesday morning and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
A man shot his brother after mistaking him for an injured deer in a hunting accident in Michigan on Saturday. He called 911 immediately for help and the two siblings walked out of the dense corn field where they were hunting and were met by first responders, reported ABC Grand Rapids affiliate
IONIA COUNTY, MI – A hunter was seriously wounded Saturday, Nov. 16, when he was accidentally shot by his brother . Sheriff’s deputies and Saranac firefighters were dispatched around 5:30 p.m. to a field near Bell Road and West Grand River Avenue in Boston Township where the hunter had been
BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) -- An investigation is underway after a man was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital Saturday evening after being shot by his brother while deer hunting.
Authorities say two West Michigan men, ages 28 and 29, were hunting in a field southeast of Grand Rapids in Ionia County's Boston Township when one of the men shot a deer around 5:30 p.m. According to a report from WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, the brothers went searching for a deer in dense corn and became separated.
The 29-year-old -- a resident of Saranac -- thought he saw his brother, a 28-year-old Lowell resident, so he shot his muzzleloading rifle again, but struck his brother.
Police say the older man called 911 and helped his brother walk out of the corn field, where they were met by EMTs.
The brother who had been shot was listed in serious but stable condition.
The Ionia County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation and says everyone involved in the shooting was cooperating.
4 shot in opening weekend of deer hunting season .
Officials said four people were shot in the opening weekend of Wisconsin's deer hunting season. The season opened Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said three hunters were shot Saturday. In Fond du Lac County, a 19-year-old woman fired toward a running deer and hit herself in the hand. In Oneida and Marathon counties, two separate incidents involved hunters who shot themselves in the feet. The Oneida County incidentThe season opened Saturday.