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Harrison Twp. man arrested after shooting man who allegedly assaulted his daughter

UPDATE: No charges authorized

By: Kristyne E. Demske | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published June 17, 2021 | Updated July 2, 2021 11:36am

UPDATE: No charges were authorized by the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office and the case is closed as of July 1.

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a June 16 shooting that left a 43-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound to the chest at Prentiss Pointe Apartments.

According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Prentiss Pointe Apartments, 39111 Prentiss Street, just before 1 a.m. June 16 for a report of a man who had been shot. Deputies discovered 43-year-old Jomarr Pye, of Harrison Township, on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The suspect, a 66-year-old Harrison Township man, was performing chest compressions on Pye when deputies arrived, but Pye was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pye had reportedly been out with his girlfriend and allegedly assaulted her earlier in the evening, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She returned to her parents’ home, where she was living, and told her father what had happened.

A short time later, Pye arrived at the apartment complex and an argument involving all three people occurred outside. It was during this altercation that the suspect allegedly shot Pye once in the chest with a 9 mm handgun, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, who has not been named, was taken into custody and the weapon recovered. The suspect had a valid concealed weapons permit.

As of June 18, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported that the investigation was presented to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office for review, and the Prosecutor’s Office determined that further investigation was necessary. The suspect was released from custody pending further investigation.

Detectives from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the incident and will present it to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office again when the follow-up is complete.