HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – The Hillsdale County prosecutor ruled Friday that there will be no arrests in the shooting death of 47-year-old James Momahnee.
He died on February 12 near Osseo, Michigan in Hillsdale County, after his father-in-law, Edward Michael shot him.
Michael admits he did shoot and kill his son-in-law.
But the prosecutor ruled Friday that it was all in defense of himself and his family.
Michael told 6 News that he had no other choice.
The Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident and reported to the prosecutor that prior to the shooting, Momenee was choking Michael’s daughter as well as chasing her through the house and making threats.
Michael took his Winchester rifle, told Momenee to stop, and then shot him once in the chest. He proceeded to unload the rifle and set it aside.
Police arrived at the house, but did not arrest Michael. When 6 News spoke to him Friday, the soft-spoken man was visibly remorseful.
His wife so relieved that she broke down in tears at the news that he would not be charged.
Momnee had a history of criminal behavior and 48 hours before his death, the prosecutor reported that he threatened to kill himself as well as the family.