59-year-old man wanted in fatal shooting of woman in Pittsfield Township parking lot found dead

Woman identified as Andrea Grant

Michael Anthony Elinski (Pittsfield Charter Township Department of Public Safety)

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The 59-year-old man wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman in a car in Pittsfield Township parking was found dead by police.

Suspect Michael Elinski was found dead in Clare, Michigan, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Elinski was identified as the suspected shooter on Thursday (Jan. 19) while investigating the apparent homicide of a 50-year-old woman from Plymouth.

At around 9:10 a.m. on Jan. 19, the woman -- identified as Andrea Grant -- was found dead inside a vehicle with several bullet holes in it in the parking lot of a business plaza on Plaza Drive near the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Read: Police seek man, 59, in fatal shooting of woman in Pittsfield Township parking lot

Pittsfield Township police initially said they believed this wasn’t a random shooting and that the woman was targeted. Officials later said they identified Elinski (pictured above).


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