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Sheriff's office: Man shot and killed in Allegan County, suspect arrested

The sheriff's office did not provide any details on what led up to the shooting.
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Robert William Eakins Jr

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — On 8-11-20 Robert William Eakins Jr (62) was arraigned on charges of homicide and felony firearm as the result of an investigation into the death of Daniel Lee Banaszak (50) in Lee twsp, Allegan County on August 8, 2020.


The incident remains under investigation by the Allegan County Sheriffs Office.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office said a suspect is in custody after a homicide in Lee Township Thursday evening.

According to a press release, deputies were called to a shooting around 6:15 p.m. at a house on 55th Street near the intersection of 105th Avenue. 

When deputies arrived to the area, they found the body of 50-year-old Daniel Lee Banaszak, the press release said. 

The suspect, 62-year-old Robert William Eakins Jr., was still in the house. He was arrested and taken to the Allegan County Jail on open murder charges. 

The sheriff's office did not provide any details on what led up to the shooting.

Eakins was arraigned on homicide and felony fire charges. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

    

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