Police ID victim of Vassar Twp. Murder; person of interest arrested

Gaylord, Michigan
Gaylord, Michigan(Michigan State Police)
Published: Mar. 2, 2023 at 8:39 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2023 at 1:57 PM EST
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VASSAR TWP., Mich. (WNEM) – The victim of a Vassar Township murder has been identified and police have arrested the person of interest.

Michigan State Police have identified the victim as 41-year-old Shawn Andy Maxwell, of Redford.

Maxwell was shot multiple times inside a residence in the 4000 block of Kirk Road in Vassar Township about 11 p.m. on March 1.

MSP alleges that Maxwell was shot during an argument, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was not at the scene when police arrived, said MSP.

MSP identified and started looking for a person of interest in the case, a 41-year-old Columbiaville man.

He was later located by officers of the Vassar Police Department about 7:30 p.m. on March 2, MSP said, adding the person of interest was located through collaborative efforts by MSP, local enforcement officers, and community members.

The person of interest was apprehended and turned over to MSP Caro troopers.

The authorization of any criminal charges will be determined by the Tuscola County Prosecutor’s Office after reviewing investigative reports.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the MSP Caro Post at 989-673-2156.

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