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Fri September 11, 2009
Mich. man charged in 2 Owosso deaths, wanted to kill 3rd
By AP / Rob South, WKAR News
OWOSSO, MI – A Michigan prosecutor says a man has been charged in the shooting deaths of an anti-abortion activist and a business owner and that he planned to kill a third man.
Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry says Harlan James Drake is accused of shooting 63-year-old James Pouillon and 61-year-old Mike Fuoss Friday morning. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
Shiawassee County Sheriff George Braidwood says police are trying to determine the exact motive for the killing.
"Multiple search warrants are being executed this afternoon," he said. "Number one on his vehicle, number two at his residence and then a third at the gravel pit at the scene of the shooting of Mr. Fuoss."
Pouillon was protesting outside Owosso High School when he was gunned down in front of horrified students and parents. Authorities say Drake then drove to a gravel pit company and killed Fuoss.
Colbry says Drake intended to kill a third man, but was arrested before Drake could do so.