Man charged with homicide in Allegan Co. shooting

Allegan County

A booking photo of Robert William Eakins Jr. from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.

LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been charged after allegedly shooting and killing another man in Allegan County.

Robert William Eakins Jr., 62, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of homicide and felony firearm as a result of the investigation.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday on 55th Street near the intersection of 105th Avenue in Lee Township, south of Pullman.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the body of 50-year-old Daniel Banaszak.

Eakins was still at the house and was arrested.

*Correction: Based on a press release from authorities, a previous version of this article indicated the homicide happened Saturday. It actually happened Thursday. We regret the mistake, which has been corrected.

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