Conflict between shooting victim’s father, suspect

Muskegon County
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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a Muskegon man who shot and killed another earlier this week was involved in an ongoing dispute with the victim’s father.

Muskegon police Thursday identified the victim as 22-year-old Anthony Federighe.

The suspect in the case, 59-year-old Paul Gabriel of Muskegon, was charged Thursday with open murder. He’s being held on a $1 million bond and is expected back in court Oct. 10 for a case update before his preliminary hearing.

The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Balcom’s Cove Condominiums on Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon, where Gabriel and the victim’s father live. Police say they found Federighe in the common area of the building with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was take to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Muskegon court records show Gabriel filed for a personal protection order against a Tony Federighe in June 2017 and that Federighe filed for a PPO against Gabriel in February of this year. Another man also filed for a PPO against Gabriel in April of this year. All three referenced “stalking” and all three were denied.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 that the victim’s father said Gabriel had followed him around. It wasn’t immediately clear if there was some sort of precipitating event.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with more information in this case is asked to call Muskegon police at 231.724.6750 or Silent Observer at 231.722.7463.

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