33-year-old accused of killing brother, engaging in 4-hour standoff in Saginaw Township

Adrian Villanueva
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SAGINAW TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (3/8/2019) - A 33-year-old was arraigned on six charges for allegedly shooting his brother to death and engaging in a standoff with police for more than four hours in Saginaw Township.

Adrian Villanueva is charged with open murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of carrying a firearm while committing a felony.

He remained in the Saginaw County Jail on Friday awaiting a preliminary hearing on March 21. He faces up to life in prison with no chance of parole if convicted.

Villanueva is accused of shooting and killing his brother, 25-year-old Jonathan Israel Villanueva, inside the residence at 4035 Emerick St. in Saginaw Township around 3:50 p.m. Monday.

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Police say Adrian called 911 just after the shooting and told authorities he had just shot Jonathan. Five other people -- including two children -- were inside the residence with him but not held against their will.

The Michigan State Police, Saginaw County Sheriff's Office and Saginaw Township Police Department heard more gunshots inside the residence while officers set up a perimeter outside.

Police and members of the Saginaw County Emergency Services Team negotiated with Adrian for more than four hours before he came outside and police took him into custody around 8 p.m.

None of the five other people inside the house was injured. They were identified as a 79-year-old man, 19-year-old woman, 21-year-old woman and two children ages 1 and 2 years old.

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute between Adrian and Jonathan.



 
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