Chesterfield man murdered during Fourth of July celebration; 2 arrested, officials say

50-year-old Chesterfield Township man found in front yard with gunshot wounds

Crime scene tape.
Crime scene tape.

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Chesterfield Township man was murdered during a Fourth of July celebration, and police arrested two people after finding the man lying in a front yard, according to authorities.

UPDATE: Man charged with second-degree murder

Police said they were called to the 48000 block of Jamaica Avenue early Monday morning (July 5) for reports of a shooting.

Officers said they found a 50-year-old Chesterfield Township man lying in the front yard with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to officials.

Authorities said neighbors and friends had gathered at the house for a Fourth of July celebration that included fireworks, alcohol and drugs.

A physical altercation broke out during the celebration, and guns were fired, officials said.

Police arrested a 47-year-old Chesterfield Township man on suspicion that he shot the 50-year-old man, they said.

A 48-year-old Chesterfield Township man was arrested on charges related to the shooting, according to authorities.

Police said both men were taken to the Macomb County Jail awaiting arraignment at 42-2 District Court.

Chesterfield Township officials continue to investigate the shooting. Police said this is the second homicide in the township in just over 24 hours.


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