Suspected Ortonville shooter is wrestling coach in divorce process

Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 18:35:41-05

The man accused of shooting two people at an apartment complex in Ortonville on Tuesday evening is in the process of a divorce and an assistant middle school wrestling coach for Lake Orion Community Schools, 7 Action News has learned. 


The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Michael Quigley opened fire on his 33-year-old estranged wife and a man whose age is unknown at an apartment on Village Court around 8 p.m.

The man and woman were both shot in the head, according to the sheriff's office. 

We're told the woman recently filed for divorce from Quigley on November 7 and was trying to get a personal protection order against him. The man that was shot was the woman's friend, according to neighbors and police. 

A witness says the friend is the father of a 3-year-old girl who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting. She was reportedly uninjured. 

Both the man and woman are listed in stable condition at a local hospital. 

Sources say Quigley is believed to be armed and dangerous. He reportedly fled the scene on foot after the shooting and pointed a gun at a neighbor. 

The Brandon School District, Clarkston Community Schools, Goodrich Area Schools and Oxford Community Schools are closed for the day due to the ongoing search. 

Lake Orion Community Schools is doing a "soft lockdown" throughout the day until further notice. Police will also be present at the school, according to a statement from the school district. 

The Brandon Public Library will also be closed today.

Anyone with information regarding Quigley's whereabouts is asked to call police. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story referred to the male victim as the boyfriend of the alleged shooter's estranged wife. This was information came from a neighbor, but police are uncertain if it was a boyfriend or a friend. We are updating our stories to reflect information from the police unless we get further verification.