Man shot and killed during dispute about dog: Police

Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 16:14:45-05

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 30-year-old Benton Harbor man is facing a murder charge after police say he shot and killed another man during an argument Friday morning.

Roy Michael Thompson allegedly shot 53-year-old David Lynn Krieger, also of Benton Harbor, during a dispute in the parking lot of Michiana Supply, 1501 Milton St.  The incident was reported to police at about 8:52 a.m.

Benton Township Police say Krieger confronted Thompson because Thompson was allegedly seen kicking a neighbor’s dog.  Thompson pulled out a gun and shot Krieger in the chest during the encounter, police said in a release.

Thompson was arrested at a residence in the 1400 block of Agard Avenue in Benton Township.   He is facing charges of open murder, felon in possession of a firearm, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon, according to a release.