Man fatally shot in head, woman arrested

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BURR OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A woman is in custody for fatally shooting a man in his head during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Maria Audrey-Louise Williams, 34, of Burr Oak was arrested Thursday night and charged Friday with one count of open murder and one count of felony firearm, according to a news release from St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough.

The victim, 35-year-old Dennis Brooks, was shot once in the head with a .38 caliber handgun, McDonough said.

Brooks was located Thursday night near the intersection of Farrand and Townline roads in Burr Oak Township, north of Sturgis, the Sturgis Journal reports.

Police said after shooting Brooks, Williams drove to a home in the 100 block of Fifth Street in Burr Oak where she called 911 and then led police to the scene, according to the Sturgis Journal. She was then taken into custody.

The St. Joseph County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

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