Family: Husband, wife killed in Newaygo County shooting

Authorities investigate a deadly shooting at a home on Wisner Avenue in Newaygo County. (Oct. 10, 2016)
Authorities investigate a deadly shooting at a home on Wisner Avenue in Newaygo County. (Oct. 10, 2016)


GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Family members say a husband and wife were killed in a shooting at a home in Newaygo County early Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the 7200 block of Wisner Avenue near 72nd Street in Garfield Township, west of Newaygo.

The Newaygo County prosecutor says police were called to the home for a domestic dispute and report of shots fired.

When officers arrived they found the bodies of a 49-year-old man from Newaygo and 38-year-old woman. Michigan State Police identified them as Thomas Wolever and Kristie Wolever, who relatives say were married.

Tomas Stebleton, 18, who also lives at the home, was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound. MSP said Monday afternoon that he was listed in stable condition. Two others who lived in the home were not injured, police said.

Frank Wolever, the father of the 49-year-old man, told 24 Hour News 8 that his son’s wife had asked for a divorce and allegedly had a new boyfriend.

Wolever said his son was staying with him at his house. He said Thomas Wolever talked with him late Sunday night before he went to bed, but when he checked on his son Monday morning, he wasn’t there.

Wolever said Stebleton is his son’s stepson.

Authorities don’t believe there’s a threat to the area. Police have not said anything about what led up to the shooting.