Self-Defense

Homeowner Tells Thug: Get On The Ground!

(Ortonville, Michigan) — After shooting his estranged wife and another man in the head, Michael Joseph Quigley wasn’t expecting a local man with a gun to force him out of his car and hold him at gun point until police arrived.

According to WXYZ:

Michael Quigley, 34, was taken into police custody after a resident found him inside his van on Rattlesnake Lane in Ortonville.

The resident, who didn’t want to give his name, said he checked the vehicle on his property and saw the suspect underneath a blanket in the backseat, first becoming suspicious when he noticed the windows were fogged up.

He said he pulled out his gun and got Quigley out of the vehicle, asking him to get on the ground.

“I took my phone, called 911 and within minutes a SWAT team came and took care of him,” he said.

He said Quigley was “very compliant.”

“I said, ‘It’s OK, it’s over.’ And he said OK and got out,” he said. 

The man described Quigley as “a bit disheveled.” 

“He had been on the run for I don’t know how many hours, he just looked tired,” he said.

Police say Quigley had no reported injuries.

The 34-year-old is accused of opening fire on the pair around 8 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment on Village Court. 

The man and woman were both shot in the head and are currently listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital, according to authorities. 

 

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