Man to stand trial in fatal shootings of 2 men near his home

Photo: Jackson Citizen Patriot
Photo: Jackson Citizen Patriot

SPRINGPORT TWP., Mich (WLNS) – A 53-year-old Springport Township man will stand trial in the fatal shootings of two 18-year-old men in June.

Tracy Lawrence is charged with shooting Matthew McMillen and Hunter Scott while they were outside his home.

Lawrence told investigators that he believed he was in danger and he thought the two teens were running towards him when he shot them in his backyard.

It is believed that the two were running away from Lawrence when he fired his gun.

Lawrence is charged with second-degree murder and gun charges.

His attorney has said the shooting was self-defense.

His preliminary examination was today and no trial date has been set.

6 News Jackson Bureau reporter Aaron Dimick was in the courtroom today and will update this story online and on 6 News.

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