2010-10-27 / Front Page

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Capac schools closed after man shot nearby
By Phil Foley 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

CAPAC — “If we’re going to err, were going to err on the side of our students’ safety,” said Capac Community Schools Superintendent Jerry Jennex, explaining his decision to close schools following reports of a shooting in the village earlier this morning.
St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Michigan State Police took a 38-year-old man into custody at his home on the 11200 block of Dunningan Road in Emmett Township sometime after a 49-year-old man on the 400 block of North Glasford in the village of Capac called the sheriff’s department at 6:20 a.m., saying he’d been shot twice.
The victim was taken by Tri-Hospital EMS to Port Huron Hospital where he was listed in stable condition at last report. The suspect is being questioned by St. Clair County Sheriff’s Dept. investigators.
“We were not sure of severity of situation,” said Jennex noting the shooting took place across the street to the district’s elementary and high school and a block away form it’s middle school. “We always err on side of safety.” He added, “There were just too many unanswered questions.”
Jennex said, “We made the call to cancel classes at 6:40 a.m. Some buses had already rolled. The staff did an outstanding job.”
Although the suspect had been taken into custody within an hour of police being called, Capac Community Schools opted to cancel planned afternoon and evening parent-teachers conferences for the day as well as classes.
The victim told police that moments after discovering a tire on his vehicle had been flattened outside his North Glassford home, he was shot twice. He told police he saw a blue van drive northbound away from his home with its lights out.
A short while later, a Dunnigan Road woman called deputies saying her husband had flattened two of her tires and was acting in an agitated manner. Michigan State Police reported finding a blue van at the Dunnigan Road home.
For more details, see The County Press’ print edition Sunday.

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