Ortonville shooting suspect on suicide watch while awaiting first court appearance

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ORTONVILLE (WJRT) (11/16/2017) - The subject of a tense police manhunt Tuesday night and Wednesday around Ortonville was on suicide watch a day after being captured.

A new mugshot released by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department on Thursday shows 35-year-old Michael Quigley in a suicide vest.

He remained in the Oakland County Jail on Thursday awaiting an arraignment hearing in court, which was scheduled for Friday. Authorities also hadn't announced what charges Quigley would face.

Quigley was accused of shooting his estranged wife and her male companion in the head around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening inside the man's apartment at 98 Village Court in Ortonville.

Both victims underwent emergency surgery and were listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.

Quigley fled the scene on foot, sparking the more than 20-hour manhunt around the village.

A homeowner on Rattlesnake Lane south of the shooting scene found Quigley hiding in a minivan stored on his property around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday. The homeowner noticed the windows were fogged up and found Quigley under a blanket inside when he investigated further.

"Saw that there was a blanket and it looked kind of puffy, so I pulled it up and I saw his feet," said the homeowner, who only wanted to be identified as Scott. "When I pulled him out, pure adrenaline and not in a good way. I was very nervous."

Quigley was an assistant wrestling coach at Lake Orion Middle School. He was arrested last week in connection with a hit-and-run crash and his family said he has been struggling with an opiate addiction.



 
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