St. Clair County deputies on the scene following Thursday morning shooting in front of a Glassford Street. Capac schools were closed for the day as police investigated the incident. photo by Tom Wearing.
November 03, 2010
CAPAC — Only one person has been questioned and released by police following a shooting that occurred on Glassford St. in the village on Thursday morning.
As of Friday, St. Clair County Sheriff detectives had not identified any other suspects, said public information officer Deputy. Steve Campau.
"Investigators are following up on statements taken and reviewing crime scene information," Campau said.
A 49 year-old Capac man was shot while he stood outside of his home around 6 a.m. He had discovered that one of his vehicle's tires had been flattened and soon after, he was struck by two bullets. The man went inside his home and had his daughter call 911. He's since been released from Port Huron Hospital.
According to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, an Emmett Twp. man was taken into custody for questioning after police learned that the 38 year-old Dunnigan Road resident and the shooting victim had been involved in a prior dispute. Police also learned that a vehicle in the Emmett Twp. man's driveway matched the description of a vehicle reportedly seen leaving the scene of the shooting.
State Police responded to the Dunnigan Road residence after the man's wife reported her tires had been slashed and her husband was acting in "an
agitated manner," according to a sheriff's department press release.
The man was brought in for questioning but released without any charges being filed against him. Police have not said what the prior dispute between the two men involved.
Classes at Capac Schools were cancelled on Thursday as a result of the shooting.
The sheriff's department is continuing to investigate the incident.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she now resides north of Capac where she enjoys working on the farm, gardening and reading.