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Police: Grand Rapids-area man killed after firing gun into air, at vehicles on Saginaw Hwy.

Lansing State Journal logo Lansing State Journal 6/15/2020 Kara Berg, Lansing State Journal
a person riding on the back of a motorcycle: Eaton County Sheriff's Department deputies block off Saginaw Highway at Starkweather Drive as police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Delta Township. © Nick King/Lansing State Journal Eaton County Sheriff's Department deputies block off Saginaw Highway at Starkweather Drive as police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Delta Township.

DELTA TWP. – A Grand Rapids-area man was killed Monday after firing a handgun into the air and at vehicles on Saginaw Highway, police said. 

The Eaton County Sheriff's Office had received several reports that the man, 26, had been walking and firing his gun on Saginaw Highway at about 8:25 a.m. Monday, Sheriff Tom Reich said.

A Delta Township man, 22, stopped in the left eastbound lane on Saginaw, just west of Creyts Road. The Grand Rapids-area man walked in front of the vehicle and pointed the handgun at the driver, Reich said.

The driver, who has a concealed pistol license, fired from his vehicle at the man, who died at the scene, Reich said. Police have not released the 26-year-old's name but said his last known address was in Walker, near Grand Rapids. The man who was killed is Black and the driver is white, police said. 

Police interviewed the driver but did not take him into custody, Reich said. 

Reich asks anyone who witnessed the incident to call the Sheriff's Office at 517-372-8217.

Contact reporter Kara Berg at 517-377-1113 or kberg@lsj.com. Follow her on Twitter @karaberg95.

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