Suspect in Antrim County shooting charged

Robert Gerring was charged Wednesday in Antrim County (Photo courtesy of Antrim County Jail).

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man accused of shooting two people, killing one of them, in Antrim County was formally charged Wednesday.

Robert Gerring, 29 from Mancelona, was arraigned on nine charges stemming from a shooting Saturday afternoon.

According to Michigan State Police, Gerring broke into the home of 64-year-old Daniel Sutherland, shot Sutherland and a 15-year-old boy that was at the house.

After the shooting, police say the suspect left the house and made it to another house several miles away.

Police had that house surrounded until they realized the suspect had fled the area on the snowmobile he stole from the home.

After an extensive search, police found the suspect at a house about 10 miles away in Kalkaska County where he was hiding in the attic.

Sutherland died in the hospital Monday but the 15-year-old was not seriously injured, police said.

Gerring was charged Wednesday with open murder, attempted murder, first-degree home invasion, two counts of second-degree home invasion, breaking and entering with intent, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of felony firearm.

Gerring's preliminary hearing is set for March 28.

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