Ortonville shooting suspect's estranged wife was seeking PPO against him

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ORTONVILLE (WJRT) (11/15/2017) - The estranged wife of Ortonville double shooting suspect Michael Quigley was supposed to appear in court Wednesday to seek a personal protection order.

Michael Quigley

Instead, the 33-year-old woman will spend the day in a local hospital recovering from a gunshot wound in the back of her head. A male companion she was visiting at an Ortonville apartment complex Tuesday evening was shot in the eye.

Both victims underwent surgery overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and both were listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit at a local hospital, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department.

The woman's 3-year-old daughter was present when the shooting happened, but she was not injured. Police turned her over to the care of relatives Tuesday evening.

Quigley, 35, remained on the run Wednesday afternoon with a massive police presence in northern Oakland County searching for him.

Police say Quigley found out his estranged wife would be visiting another man who wasn't identified at 98 Village Court on the east side of the village. Quigley knocked on the door and forced his way inside when it was opened.

A verbal argument immediately ensued before Quigley fired five shots with a silver .22-caliber revolver. One bullet struck his estranged wife in the back of her head while another hit the male companion in his eye.

Forensic investigators recovered fragments of five bullets.

After the shooting, Quigley ran out of the apartment and pointed the revolver at a neighbor, the sheriff's department reported. He then fled the area on foot.

The sheriff's department found Quigley's pickup truck parked and out of gas down the road from where the apartment is located. Police believe he ran out of gas driving to the apartment, so he walked up to the apartment and ran away on foot.

Authorities were still searching for Quigley in northern Oakland County. The U.S. Border Patrol was joining police helicopters, K-9 teams, a SWAT team and a significant number of officers on the ground in the manhunt.

Police advised people around Ortonville to remain indoors on Wednesday and keep their doors locked.

"We think he's awfully dangerous and we know he's armed," said sheriff's department Capt. Gary Miller. "We want the public and the residents around here to know he's armed and not to approach him."

Anyone who sees Quigley should call 911 immediately and avoid contact with him. Police believe he is armed and dangerous.

The ongoing manhunt led several school districts in northern Oakland County and Goodrich Community Schools in southern Genesee County to close on Wednesday. The Goodrich Branch of the Genesee District Library also closed for the day.

The sheriff's department says Quigley has no prior convictions, but he had contact with police. He had worked as a contracted assistant wrestling coach at Lake Orion Middle School, but hadn't been in contact with the school since the season ended last spring.



 
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