Macomb County man faces murder charges after wife killed, another injured in gunfight, standoff

Officials believe accusations of infidelity triggered argument

Ray Twp Shooting (Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

RAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Washington Township man is facing murder charges after his wife was killed and another man was injured in a gunfight and standoff in Ray Township.

Matthew Mollicone, 46, is facing eight charges in connection with the shooting. His wife, Kimberly Mollicone, has been identified as the victim.

Officials said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on July 12 at a home on North Avenue between 28 Mile and 29 Mile roads in Ray Township.

Police said the married couple drove to a 36-year-old man’s house on the day of the shooting. The 36-year-old man was outside cooking on a barbeque grill when the couple arrived and a verbal argument ensued.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said that there were accusations of infidelity between Kimberly Mollicone and the 36-year-old man from Ray Township.

The argument escalated to a gunfight between the 36-year-old man and Matthew Mollicone. The 36-year-old man was shot in the leg and then chased by Matthew Mollicone. The 36-year-old entered his home and got a second weapon.

That is when Matthew Mollicone and Kimberly Mollicone retreated to their vehicle. More gunfire was exchanged and Kimberly Mollicone was struck in the neck by a bullet and killed.

Officials say that the shooting lasted less than two minutes and more than 30 shell casings were located at the home from three different weapons. The 36-year-old’s family said they were trapped in the home during the gunfight.

Both men were taken into custody. The 36-year-old man has been released pending further investigation and Matthew Mollicone is facing several charges. He is facing up to life in prison if convicted.

Below are the charges Matthew Mollicone is facing:

  • One count of homicide, felony murder
  • Four counts of felony firearm
  • One count of assault with intent to murder
  • One count of weapons, dangerous weapon, carrying with unlawful intent
  • One count of assault with a dangerous weapon

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