Benton Harbor shooting suspect gets $2.5 million bond

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Roy Thompson, 30, was arrested and charged with open murder and firearms-related charges in connection to the Dec. 11, 2015, shooting death of 53-year-old David Kreiger in Benton Harbor, Mich. (Photo Supplied/Berrien County Jail)

Bond was set at $2.5 million for a man accused of shooting and killing a 53-year-old man in Benton Harbor, Mich., last week.

 Roy Thompson, 30, was charged with open murder, felon in possession of a firearm, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon without a license for the Dec. 11 shooting of David “Krockett” Krieger outside of Michiana Supply Company.

Bond was set at $2 million for those charges, according to our news partners ABC 57. The judge issued an additional $500,000 bond because Thompson was on probation at the time of the shooting.

Police say that Krieger saw Thompson kicking a dog outside of the store on Dec. 11, then went outside and confronted him. Krieger was shot during the confrontation and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

Thompson was found inside a home about a half mile from the scene of the shooting a few hours later.

He is scheduled to return to court for a hearing Dec. 29.