LAKE CITY — The names of the individuals concerned in a homicide/suicide final weekend had been launched Tuesday by the Michigan State Police, however many questions remained, together with a motive.
Michigan State Police had been referred to as Saturday, April 3 evening to carry out a welfare verify at North Seven Mile Highway house in West Department Township. When troopers entered the house, they discovered Patricia Lynn Briggs, 62, deceased from a gunshot wound, Michigan State Police stated. Nobody else was discovered within the house, in keeping with police. Troopers developed a suspect — her son Adam Prichard Briggs, 30, of Lake Metropolis — and put out a broadcast alert, in keeping with police.
Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, April 4, Cadillac Police noticed Adam Briggs’ automobile and tried a visitors cease. He fled and the police pursued him. Through the pursuit, Adam Briggs fired pictures at cops. No officers or autos had been struck. Missaukee County Sheriff’s deputies assisted within the pursuit and arrange cease sticks on M-55 close to M-66. Adam Briggs’ automobile was stopped and he fled on foot, in keeping with police.
The Michigan State Police Emergency Assist staff, MSP Canine and MSP Aviation had been used to assist find the suspect. MSP Aviation positioned Adam Briggs shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, April 4 close to a golf course, lifeless. MSP Emergency Assist Staff members arrived on the location and confirmed the 30-year-old was lifeless from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot.
On Monday, Michigan State Police Seventh District Public Data Officer Lt. Derrick Carroll stated the 30-year-old and his 62-year-old mom had been scheduled to have autopsies carried out to find out the reason for loss of life. Carroll additionally stated the post-mortem would offer police an identification for every particular person.
The post-mortem confirmed the reason for loss of life of Patricia Briggs was dominated a gunshot wound, whereas it confirmed the reason for loss of life of Adam Briggs was suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation continues and detectives are awaiting toxicology outcomes.
The data launched Tuesday additionally stated a motive has but to be established.