At approximately 3:23 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th, Hillsdale County 911 received a call from a man stating that his wife was chasing him around their home with a 20 gauge shotgun, loaded with buckshot. She had already fired one shot inside the single-wide trailer. According to the man, she was intoxicated.
Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department along with Michigan State Police units were quickly dispatched to 7740 W Montgomery Road, on the north side of the road between Abbot Road and M-49/S. Edon Road. Life Care out of Branch County was also dispatched.
The husband was able to escape the residence, and had fled to the back of the property on foot, still on the phone with 911. He informed 911 of 3 dogs running loose on the property and that they were friendly. Police instructed him to walk west thru the bean field towards their patrol cars on Abbott Road.
According to dispatchers, the wife suffers from depression and had a mental order out of the MSP Jackson Post. The husband had informed 911 that she had a recent change of medication.
Around 4:15 p.m. gunshots could be heard as police were staging around the property. She allegedly pointed the gun at police from inside the residence and they opened fire. The woman was wounded.
Michigan State Police called for an Emergency Support Team (EST) activation, and any units available to close off the roads.
Hillsdale County 911 dispatched Reading Police Department and Camden Fire Department for traffic control, and Reading Emergency Unit to stand-by at around 4:20 p.m.
Michigan State Police requested that dispatchers contact the prosecutor for a search warrant of the residence. The prosecutor was contacted, and the warrant was issued.
At around 4:45 p.m. Hillsdale County 911 was able to get the wife on phone. They instructed her to come out of the house without the firearm, and with her hands up. According to dispatchers, she was hysterical. She told them that no one understands her, and that her husband beats her. Apparently she was worried about her dogs, because police asked dispatchers to tell her that her dogs would be okay and they would take care of them. Police on scene were talking to the woman through a window of the home.
Around 5:15 p.m. the woman surrendered and police had the her in custody. The woman had a gunshot wound to the arm. She was put in the Life Care ambulance. Michigan State Police escorted the ambulance to Hillsdale Hospital. She was later transferred to University of Michigan for surgery.
Michigan State Police and Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department were out at the residence for some time after the scene was secured, presumably executing the search warrant.
Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department, Camden Fire Department, and Reading Police department left around 6:45 p.m.
The incident is being investigated by the Michigan State Police.