On the evening of Tuesday February 26th, MCSO deputies responded to a report of a man down not breathing lying alongside a vehicle at the Pere Marquette River Boat Launch off South Walhalla Road.
Deputy Matt Warmuskerken arrived and discovered the male subject had sustained a gunshot wound which had proven fatal. At this time, the individual is only identified as a 51 year-old Fountain man. It appears the fatal injury was self-inflicted. The official cause of death will be released pending an autopsy report. The Mason County Sheriff Office does not typically release information related to calls of this nature, however with the incident occurring in a public venue, the sheriff wanted the public to know there is no concern for public safety as it relates to this call.
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