Charges on hold in fatal Oshtemo shooting

Posted at 6:50 AM, Oct 06, 2015

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A man is dead and the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor is holding off on charges against the man accused of shooting him after an incident in Oshtemo Township in the Kalamazoo area. The incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses say that Bryan Bigham, 27, was intoxicated when he started an altercation while visiting his girlfriend at a friend's home in the Woodland Estates Trailer Park.  According to witnesses, Bigham wanted his girlfriend to come home with him, but she refused because he was intoxicated. She and the friend tried to get him to leave, but he put up a fight. When they finally got him out, they called 911, but also started screaming for neighbors to call 911 as well.

The screaming woke up a man in a nearby home, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office. The man grabbed his gun, ran outside, and found Bigham hiding behind a shed in his neighbor's yard. When he told the intruder to come out, the intruder charged at him, and that's when the shooting occurred, said police.

The man who shot Bigham is an acquaintance of the girlfriend.  Bigham died Tuesday morning at Borgess Hospital.  The man was jailed but the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor is not filing charges at this time and waiting for more information from the Sheriff's Office.

If you know anything about this incident, contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office at 269-383-8723.