MSP: Man found dead in Montcalm Co. home had court date

Montcalm County

MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An incident in rural Montcalm County ended after authorities found a 31-year-old man dead inside a house.

Troopers went to check on the man around 7:45 a.m. Thursday at the house on W Carol Road in Coral, southeast of Howard City, after receiving a call from a concerned family member.

The man said concerning statements before a scheduled court date later that day, troopers say.

A family member allowed officers to enter a door in the garage area of the home. When troopers tried to get into the house, two shots were fired, according to MSP.

After examining the scene after the incident, investigators said they do not believe the man had fired at officers. However, MSP believe the shots were aimed at authorities.

No troopers were injured, and they did not return fire, state police said.

Authorities then set up a perimeter around the house and tried to contact the suspect.

Shortly before noon Thursday, MSP said a specialized MSP robot entered the house and found the man’s body. It appears he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said.

No one else was in the home at the time, troopers said.

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