Pro-Life Activist Killed Outside Michigan School

September 11, 2009 - 11:35 AM
A Michigan school official says a man who was a well-known anti-abortion activist was shot and killed near a high school.
Owosso, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan school official says a man who was a well-known anti-abortion activist was shot and killed near a high school.
 
Business manager for Owosso Public Schools Julie Omer says the shooting took place around 7:20 a.m. Friday. She said police told school officials a suspect was taken into custody. No students were injured.
 
Michigan State Police have not officially released the victim's identity.
 
But Omer says police told school officials the victim is an anti-abortion activist who often is seen carrying signs with anti-abortion slogans. She stressed that police are not making any connection between his views and the shooting.
 
Omer says all Owosso district schools were locked down, but reopened after the suspect was arrested.
 
Owosso is a town of about 15,000 and 70 miles northwest of Detroit.