A wife is dead, her husband is in jail on an unrelated charge, and the accused killers are still on the loose in Niles.
The shooting happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday on the 1400 block of Lawndale Ave. after a husband and wife returned home from an outing.
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says the couple saw a pair of heavyset men in the basement. One or both of the men opened fire, killing 55-year-old Carla Jean Lewis and leaving in the couple’s car.
While the suspects remain on the loose, however, the husband is in jail. Deputies say 49-year-old John Benton Lewis was found not to be in compliance with Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act.
Police are still looking for the car, a black or dark blue 2008 Mazda SUV, with a Michigan licence plate of CMY3721. If you’ve seen this car, contact police immediately.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also now involved in the case.