Police: man admits to shooting wife in Rochester Hills

By: Linda Shepard | Rochester Post | Published March 12, 2018

A recent shooting has left a 41-year-old Rochester Hills woman dead. Her 39-year-old husband told police that he shot and killed her.

According to a police report, the shooting was reported at 10:30 a.m. March 12 in the 3400 block of Emmons Avenue, off of Auburn Road, near John R. A man called police and said his sister-in-law was lying on a sofa and he believed she was dead.

He said there was blood on the sofa, and that his sister-in-law and her husband were in the midst of a bad divorce.

Police arrived with paramedics and found the woman obviously deceased. Paramedics provided telemetry, a communications process, to Ascension Crittenton Hospital, where a physician pronounced the woman dead.

Deputies secured the scene and canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office forensic science laboratory responded to the scene.

While the investigation was in process, the husband of the shooting victim arrived at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s Rochester Hills Substation, on Barclay Circle, police said. The man told the front desk deputy that he had just killed his wife, police said.

He was taken into custody without incident and was interviewed by detectives, the report states. He was subsequently lodged at the Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, and an investigation continues.