UPDATE: The Michigan State Police have issued an update statement as follows:
42 year old Brian Michael Webb was arraigned this afternoon in the 92nd District Court of Mackinac County on a single charge of Open Murder. The victim, 30 year old Johnathon Palmer, was a brother to Webb. This stems from the incident in Gould City which occurred yesterday where troopers were called to the scene at approximately 11am for reports of suspicious activity at Webb’s residence. The investigation is on-going and no further details will be released at this time.
GOULD CITY, MICH. Troopers from the St. Ignace Post were dispatched to a residence in Gould City on July 19 for a report of a suspicious situation.
Upon arrival, troopers observed several indicators of foul play. Troopers contacted witnesses in the area which led to information regarding a possible homicide. A search warrant was then prepared and executed at the residence.
Further investigation revealed a deceased male subject at the residence who had been shot. The homeowner was also located during this time and taken into custody.
The suspect, a 42 year old male from Gould City, is currently lodged at the Mackinac County Jail on an open murder charge. The victim, a 30 year old male, was from nearby Engadine. The suspect and victim were related. No names will be released until after arraignment and next of kin notification.
Troopers were assisted by deputies from the Mackinac County Sheriffs Dept as well as the MSP Forensic Lab, MSP Aviation Unit, and the MSP Emergency Support Team.
The investigation is on-going and further information will be released at a later time.