March 20, 2024

Rep. Kildee's Brother Reportedly Fatally Shot By Son

Democratic Representative Dan Kildee's brother was reportedly fatally shot by his own son during a domestic altercation on Tuesday, as confirmed by local law enforcement.

Rep. Kildee, who holds the position of co-chairman of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, has been serving Michigan's 8th District, encompassing Saginaw and Flint, since 2013.

The tragic incident unfolded when Timothy Kildee, the congressman's brother, was allegedly shot and killed by his 27-year-old son.

The son, who was subsequently apprehended and hospitalized after a serious car crash, faced arrest in connection with the shooting, according to statements made by Genesee County Sheriff Christopher Swanson during a press briefing.

Sheriff Swanson detailed that the son purportedly exited a moving vehicle driven by his mother, Timothy Kildee's ex-wife, just moments before the fatal confrontation.

Following this, the son reportedly confronted Timothy Kildee at his residence, wielding a firearm during a heated exchange and demanding his father's keys and wallet before the fatal shooting occurred.

The tragic sequence of events escalated further as Timothy Kildee's vehicle was involved in a significant car accident in Genesee Township, as disclosed by Sheriff Swanson.

The son, depicted in pictures shown during the press conference, sustained severe injuries as a result of the crash.

Although the son is presently in custody, formal charges have yet to be filed. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton outlined potential charges during the press briefing, including open murder, carjacking, armed robbery, firearm-related offenses, and a motor vehicle infraction related to the crash.

Rep. Kildee is currently traveling back to his district, where the heartbreaking incident transpired, according to Sheriff Swanson. The congressman had previously announced his decision not to seek re-election in November 2023.

His return will entail his absence from House of Representatives proceedings as the family deals with the tragic situation and loss of life.

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