Argument Over Coronavirus Leads to Crowbar Attack and Shooting Death in Michigan

An argument over the hardline tactics taken by the government to control the spread of coronavirus led to a crowbar attack and a fatal shooting in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The suspect said he shot the victim after the man lunged at him with a crowbar during an argument on coronavirus.

MLive reported:

A Thursday night argument between roommates over restrictions caused by coronavirus concerns escalated into fatal shooting, police said.

Officers responded to a shots fired call at 9:12 p.m., March 19 in the 1700 block of Weldon Boulevard in the Dicken neighborhood of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox said in an email.

The officers found two men, one of whom was unresponsive and had been shot multiple times, police said. Paramedics with Huron Valley Ambulance determined the man had died at the scene, police said.

The shooting is not considered a homicide at this time, said Cox, who is calling it a “death investigation.”

The suspect said he shot the victim after arguing with him about restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, police said.

The victim lunged at the shooter with a crowbar, police said. The suspect, who currently is in custody, notified officers of the incident, police said.


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