Man accused of killing stepfather in Swartz Creek shooting - WNEM TV 5

Man accused of killing stepfather in Swartz Creek shooting

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An elderly man is dead and his stepson is facing charges in connection with his death after a shooting in Swartz Creek. 

Police Chief Matt Bade, with the Metro Police Authorities of Genesee County, said officers were called about 1:50 p.m. Saturday, June 9 to a home on the 7000 block of Miller Road in Swartz Creek for a welfare check on a 91-year-old man.

Bade said a female caller told 911 dispatch her 61-year-old son was at the home alone with her husband and her son could be violent.

The woman told police her son was at the Kroger across the street from the home and following her in his vehicle.

Officers located the man in the store parking lot and a short vehicle chase began. The suspect eventually stopped on Bellwood Drive in Flint Township and was taken into custody.

Bade said the man tried to pull a gun on the arresting officer.

When officers checked on the elderly man at the home on Miller Road they found him dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim's wife told TV5 her husband did not deserve to die like this. He has been identified as Richard Adams.

Adams' stepson, 61-year-old William Moore, is facing charges of open murder, carrying a concealed weapon, fleeing police in the third-degree, two counts of resisting and obstructing police causing injury, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and five counts of felony firearm.

Moore went to Adams' home and shot and killed him, according to police reports.

He is being held in the Genesee County Jail without bond.

"I was pretty darn shocked over that one," said Chuck Jackson, neighbor. "He was just a dog gone good neighbor. He was the kind of guy you're proud to call your friend, you know?"

Jackson said he will never understand why anyone would want to harm his neighbor. He has a message for the family mourning the sudden loss of his neighbor.

"My prayers are with you. I don't know what more I could say," he said.

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