Murder suspect tries to escape by swimming in Lake Michigan

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MUSKEGON CO. (WJRT) - (8/16/19) - Police say a man wanted for murder is in custody after jumping into Lake Michigan to get away from officers.

They say the man shot and killed 28-year-old Evan Yonker at a home in Muskegon County, Thursday.

Police say he later tried to swim away from officers.

He made it out nearly a mile from shore in the frigid water before being arrested.