KALAMAZOO, MI — The man who shot his 4-year-old son and then his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself was bringing the boy back home after an overnight visit, family members told police.
Nicholas Mitchell Jr. shot his son, Nicholas Mitchell Jr., 4, then shot his ex-girlfriend and son’s mother, Julina Gibson, in the early morning of Nov. 9 before shooting himself. Police responded to find the three lying on the sidewalk in front of 117 E. Emerson St., where Gibson and her son lived with Gibson’s family. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers found a .22-caliber pistol in Mitchell Jr.’s right hand.
Details of the murder-suicide are included in more than 70 pages of police reports the Kalamazoo Gazette received Friday from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety through the Freedom of Information Act. [Read Full Article]