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Michigan Man Fatally Shot Man He Believed Stole His Dog

Michigan Man Thought Dog Stolen, so He Fatally Shot Suspect
Source: UNSPLASH

Michigan man fatally shot another man who he thought stole his dog.

Sep. 19 2023, Published 6:30 p.m. ET

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A man in Michigan thought his dog was stolen, so he fatally shot the man he thought stole the dog. Now, he will serve a sentence of up to 50 years in prison for the murder, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Around 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2021, police were called to LakeView Apartments in Kalamazoo regarding a shooting, as Front Page Detectives reported.

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Michigan Man Thought Dog Stolen, so He Fatally Shot Suspect
Source: UNSPLASH

Police were called to an apartment complex in Kalamazoo regarding a shooting.

Once at the scene, officers found 23-year-old Collin Mitchell lying on the ground outside his apartment with an apparent gunshot wound.

Responding medical personnel unsuccessfully attempted rescue efforts.

Michigan Man Thought Dog Stolen, so He Fatally Shot Suspect
Source: UNSPLASH

Once at the scene, officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators determined 24-year-old Jayshaun Bishop believed Mitchell had stolen his dog.

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Michigan Man Thought Dog Stolen, so He Fatally Shot Suspect
Source: UNSPLASH

Jayshaun Bishop allegedly told two people he shot Mitchell because he stole his dog.

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Bishop reportedly confessed to two people that he had shot Mitchell because of the pet.

However, he denied being involved in the shooting when police questioned him.

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Michigan Man Thought Dog Stolen, so He Fatally Shot Suspect
Source: UNSPLASH

Bishop will now spend up to 50 years in prison for the shooting.

On Sept. 18, Bishop pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felony firearms in connection with the 2021 murder of Mitchell, MLive reported.

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Judge Ken Barnard sentenced Bishop to 23 to 50 years in prison for second-degree murder and two years for felony firearm, authorities said.

As part of the plea agreement, Bishop will serve the firearm sentence before the murder sentence begins.

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