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Police: Bullying led to deadly workplace shooting in Clinton Township

Posted: 10:02 AM, Jan 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-10 10:36:52Z
Person shot, killed at Clinton Township business
Person shot, killed at Clinton Township business
Person shot, killed at Clinton Township business

1:33 p.m.

7 Action News has learned that the owner of Reliable Fence on Groesbeck was the person who was killed in the shooting at the business early this morning. He was reportedly 61 years old. 

The other shooting victim, who was reportedly bullying other employees, is a 17-year veteran at the company. 

11:38 a.m. 

Clinton Township Police Chief Fred Posavetz says an ongoing problem of workplace violence led to a fatal shooting this morning at a business called Reliable Fence on Groesbeck near 15 Mile.

The chief says an employee had been acting as a "bully," bothering other employees. Another employee reportedly came in this morning at about 8:30 a.m. and shot the alleged bully twice in the torso, and then went after the owner for apparently not doing enough to stop the behavior.   

According to the chief, the man shot twice in the chest is in critical condition and the owner died after being shot in the head. The shooting reportedly happened in his office with the gunman reaching around the door.

The chief says the gunman drove off but crashed on Groesbeck Road, then fled on foot and was picked up on Kelly Road south of 14 Mile in Fraser.

Authorities are piecing this all together by talking with other employees, according to the chief. 

10:00 a.m.

One person was shot and killed at a business in Clinton Township on Tuesday morning.

We're told police are investigating the shooting as a homicide. The store is in the 35000 block of Groesbeck near 15 Mile. 

Police are also on scene of a crash which is related to the shooting near Groesbeck and Kelly, about a half mile south of the shooting scene.

Details are still developing, stay with WXYZ.com for updates.