Michigan man killed in home shooting, brother charged with his murder, police say

michigan man killed in own home brother charged with his murder
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Jul. 22 2021, Published 10:49 a.m. ET

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A 30-year-old Michigan man was found dead in a home owned by his 42-year-old brother and now police say the sibling has been charged with murder.

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Around 11 a.m. on July 19, police were dispatched to a residence in Gould City, Michigan, for a report of a suspicious situation, according to authorities.

Once at the scene, police said they “observed several indicators of foul play.”

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Police talked to witnesses in the area and learned about a possible homicide, officials said.

Officers obtained a search warrant and discovered a deceased male body inside the residence, who had been shot, The Mining Journal reported.

The homeowner, Brian Michael Webb, 42, was also found during the search warrant and was taken into custody, police said. Officers have not detailed what allegedly led one brother to shoot the other. 

The shooting victim was identified as 30-year-old Jonathon Palmer, police said.

Webb was arraigned on July 20 on a single charge of open murder, officials said.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further details have been released.

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