More details released in accused murderer’s surrender to South Bend police

(Photo supplied/Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department)

It turns out a man accused of murdering two people in southwestern Michigan Thursday had not one, but two brushes with South Bend police in the hours that followed.

WNDU is reporting that accused murderer Zachary Patten not only crashed his car near the South Bend airport during the overnight hours Thursday, but had to be tased when he didn’t cooperate with officers.

He went to the hospital, was released, then hours later went to the Martin’s Super Market on South Mayflower Road in South Bend. Police were called to the store on a report of a shoplifter. When they arrived, police say Patten went up to them and calmly said he needed to be arrested.

This follows his alleged actions Thursday night, where he allegedly shot and killed a woman in a Kalamazoo mobile home park, then went to Constantine and allegedly shot the man who married his ex-wife not even an hour later.


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