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Police identify suspect killed in Clare home invasion

Authorities are identifying the suspect who was shot and killed during a home invasion in the...
Authorities are identifying the suspect who was shot and killed during a home invasion in the city of Clare.(WNEM)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 10:17 AM EDT
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CLARE, Mich. (WNEM) - Authorities are identifying the suspect who was shot and killed during a home invasion in the city of Clare.

Officers from the Clare Police Department were sent to a home invasion in progress on McEwan Street at 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 5.

Police heard gunshots from the residence when they arrived at the scene. According to the initial investigation, the homeowner fired a weapon at the intruder, causing fatal injuries.

The deceased suspect has been identified as Kevin Michael Lighthall, 48, from Clare. The homeowner’s identity is not being released, police said.

Neither the homeowner nor the officers were injured in this incident.

The Clare Police Department believes this is an isolated incident, and police said there is no threat to the public.

The ongoing investigation is being handled by the Clare Police Department and Michigan State Police. When the investigation is complete, it will be sent to the Clare County Prosecutor’s Office for review.