Argument leads to Shooting in Cheboygan County

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CHEBOYGAN, MI – An argument on Sunday lead to one man unlawfully entering the other man’s home where he ended up being shot.

Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont stated his department was dispatched to a residence in Benton Township on Sunday October 8, 2017 at 10:06pm for a breaking and entering that evolved into a shooting.

While en route to the scene law enforcement was advised that a person who gained entry into the home had been shot with a .22 rifle by an occupant of the home. Law enforcement was also advised the person who had been shot left the scene in a vehicle with several other people.

“The vehicle carrying the person who had been shot was stopped by the Cheboygan Department of Public Safety. An ambulance was summoned and the person was transported to McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey with a non-life threating wound” said Clarmont.

The investigation revealed the shooting stemmed from an argument between two individuals earlier in the day in the city of Cheboygan. “One of the individuals decided to gather several friends, go to the others residence in Benton Township and confront that person. When the occupant of the home would not come out, entry was made into the home. The occupant felt threatened and used the rifle to stop what he perceived as a threat” said Clarmont.

“We are dealing with several individuals ranging in age from 17 to 29 years old that decided to create a confrontation because of an exchange of words that resulted in a shooting. We are working with the Prosecutor’s Office, no arrests have been made as of yet and at this time the investigation is ongoing” said Clarmont.

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