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91-year-old found shot to death in his Swartz Creek home

61-year-old man is behind bars in the Genesee County Jail. (Picture from WEYI/WSMH)

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich -- A 91-year-old man is dead after the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County said his 61-year-old son shot and killed him.

Police Chief Mark Bade says officers responded to a call on June 9 just before 2pm in the 7000 Block of Miller Road in Swartz Creek to check on a 91-year-old man and a possible domestic violence situation.

According to Chief Bade, the person who called 911 said that her 61-year-old son was at a home alone with her husband and that her son can be violent.

When officers responded to the home the caller advised that her son was not at the Kroger's across the street from her residence, following her in his vehicle.

Officers located the 61-year-old in the Kroger's parking lot.

The man drove away from officers and a chase ensued. The man was eventually taken into custody after attempting to pull a gun on the arresting officer on Bellwood Drive in Flint Township.

Officers then checked on the elderly male at the Miller Road residence and found him deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

The 61-year-old man has been lodged in the Genesee County Jail.

Police have not released the name of the victim or the name of the man being held at the jail.

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