Retired WS Staff
- Apr 8, 2013
- Reaction score
Sheriff Bob Bezotte said the elderly man, who was driving a 2012 Dodge pickup, was tailgating the younger man's 2014 Ford Escape Titanium as they traveled through downtown Howell. He said the elderly man passed the victim's vehicle as they reached National Street and he moved in front of the Escape. "Witnesses said he got in front of the victim and was applying his brakes a lot," the sheriff said.
Both vehicles stopped at the traffic light at Chilson Road and the younger Howell man got out of his Escape and approached the older man's pickup saying something like "What is your problem?" Bezotte said.
Bezotte said witnesses indicated that the 69-year-old Howell man put his window down and shot the 43-year-old Howell man dead.