HOLLY TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN – Good friends often disagree with no harm to the relationship, but it went a bit further on the back porch of a home Sunday night. Michigan State Police responded to a pair of 911 calls from a pair of friends who had a disagreement that ended when one shot the other in self-defense.
It seems that one of the friends who was a bit intoxicated came to visit the other. The homeowner apparently wasn’t in the mood to entertain or endure his drunk friend, and things got rather ugly rather quickly.
According to a tweet by state police, “an argument occurred on the back porch of the home after the visitor was asked to leave. During the argument, the visitor pulled a knife and went towards the homeowner who was in possession of a registered pistol at the time.”
The homeowner shot his friend once, and both men called 911. The friend who brought the knife to the gunfight was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Investigators found that he had open warrants for domestic violence and…wait for it…operating a vehicle while intoxicated. After being released from the hospital, state police handed him off to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office will review the investigation findings to determine what, if any, charges will be filed. Michigan does have “Stand Your Ground” laws, which allow the use of lethal force to protect oneself from the imminent threat of serious bodily injury, sexual assault, or death, with no duty to retreat. Although both men survived, there was no indication if their friendship will or not.