Charges in connection to Musk Hts homicide

A mug shot of Ishmail Autman. (July 6, 2015)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been charged with murder in connection to the Muskegon Heights shooting last week that left one woman dead, though he is not accused of actually shooting and killing her.

Ishmail Autman was charged Monday with open murder and a weapons charge in connection to the death of Peggy Sue Everett, according to Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler.

An undated courtesy photo of Peggy Sue Everett.
(An undated courtesy photo of Peggy Sue Everett.)

Investigators say Autman and Everett were in Muskegon Heights on June 30 to “commit a crime” when Everett was shot in the head as they drove along 8th Street near Broadway Avenue. Everett, a 36-year-old mother of four from Muskegon, was rushed to the hospital and died the next day.

Authorities don’t think Autman shot Everett, but because his actions contributed to her death, he is being charged with murder.

Investigators did not specify what crime they believe the two were planning to commit.

Autman was arraigned Monday afternoon and denied bond, court officials confirmed. He is scheduled to be back in court on July 13.

No one yet faces charges for actually shooting Everett.

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