Police investigate self-inflicted shooting death of 18-year-old man

November 9, 2023

Police investigate self-inflicted shooting death of 18-year-old man

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Police Department is investigating the self-inflicted shooting death of an 18-year-old man that occurred in the 500 block of East Dowland Street Wednesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 6:40 p.m., according to Ludington Police Chief Chris Jones.

“Ludington police responded to a residence in the 500 block of East Dowland for the report of a subject that had suffered a gunshot wound to the head,” states Chief Jones in a press release. “Upon arrival, LPD officers found an 18-year-old male bleeding and unresponsive. Medical treatment was immediately provided by first responders on scene. The male subject was transported to Corewell Health Ludington Hospital where he later died.

“Due to the serious nature of the incident, a thorough investigation followed. Investigators interviewed numerous witnesses and attempted to locate people who had left the scene prior to the arrival of first responders, as well as additional pieces of physical evidence. Evidence was identified and collected from multiple locations, in an attempt to more fully understand how the incident unfolded. The preliminary investigation revealed that the 18-year-old male died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation by the Ludington Police Department is still active. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Jacob Miller by email (miller209@ci.ludington.mi.us), or by telephone at (231) 843-3425. The Ludington Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for the substantial assistance provided: Ludington Fire Department; Life EMS; SSCENT (State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement of Narcotics Team); Mason County Sheriff’s Office road patrol, detective bureau, K9 unit and victim services unit; as well as the Michigan State Police Hart post and Michigan State Police Sixth District Crime Scene Response Team.”

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