Man with valid CPL shoots two people in apparent road rage incident

Posted at 3:49 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 16:46:28-04

SPARTA, Mich. — A Newaygo man with a valid state concealed pistol license is cooperating with investigators after an alleged road rage shooting that left one person dead and another injured, according to the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

Don Dudley, from Facebook

Investigators say that Donald Dudley, 20, from Bailey, Michigan was killed and Benjamin Dudley, 18, was injured in the incident that happened about 3:20 a.m. Monday morning on M-37 north of Sparta Avenue NW.

Investigators say they arrived at the scene after 911 calls reported a double shooting.  There, they found the Dudleys laying on the ground near a stopped vehicle. Robert Chipman, Jr., 43, of Newaygo, told deputies at the scene he had shot both men during a physical altercation.

Investigators say that Shipman has a valid CPL and is cooperating with the investigation.

A fourth person, a 22-year-old woman from Wyoming, had fled from the scene of the shooting but was found a short distance away. She also called 911 to report to shooting.

Ben Dudley, from Facebook

Investigators are waiting to speak with Benjamin Dudley about the incident, but say his medical condition is not allowing that at this time.

The Kent County Sheriff's office say that all subjects in the incident are accounted for and there is no danger to the public.

The Kent County Prosecutor will determine what, if any charges, are filed.  Investigators are not referring to any of the subjects as suspects or victims until the investigation is complete.