Gladwin man charged with murder

Tre Alan Friend charged with three counts in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Blake Vansnepson. (Picture from Gladwin County Sheriff)

GLADWIN COUNTY, Mich. - The Gladwin County Sheriff's Department says 21-year-old Tre Alan Friend has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Blake Vansnepson, 27, of Gladwin County.

The shooting took place on Friday, Dec. 22 in Hay Township, Gladwin County.

Friend faces charges of open murder, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm charge.

Friend was arraigned in 80th District Court of Gladwin and $1 million dollar bond has been set.

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Investigators say there was a verbal and physical altercation between the two men that escalated to the shooting.

Friend was arrested at the scene and taken to the Gladwin County Jail.

Investigators are looking for a potential witness that had left the scene just prior to the deputy arriving on the scene.

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