Friday, March 23, 2012

Holland, MI: Police: Holland man shoots, kills estranged wife, then self in murder-suicide

Holland Township —
A 34-year-old Holland man and his 32-year-old estranged wife died Thursday night in what police are calling a murder-suicide, said Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Lt. Mark Bennett.
Just before 7 p.m., Aaron Lee Brown came with a gun to where his estranged wife, Jamie Lee Brown, was staying, at her mother's home on the 10,000 block of Adams Street in Holland Township, police said. The couple separated in November, Bennett said.

Detectives were still interviewing people late into the night Thursday. Bennett said the couple had children, but he would not say how many or their ages. He said others were present, with one person outside the home and the rest inside the home when the shooting occurred int the yard.

Bennett declined to say what type of gun was used. He said police arrived on the scene to find the Aaron Brown dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound and Jamie Brown suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso.

She was rushed to Holland Hospital and died about two hours later, Bennett said. Aaron Brown appears to have been living less than 10 miles away, at the Holland home in Allegan County he'd shared with Jamie Brown, police said. Family members told police the two had separated in November, Bennett said. Family members also told police it was not unusual for him to visit the Adams Street home, Bennett said. Aaron Brown had driven to the home Thursday evening; police towed his car from the scene during the investigation.

Forensic autopsies are scheduled to start Friday morning, as the police investigation into the deaths continues.

No comments: