Man kills himself on M-59 in Howell after chase that began in Cadillac area

A 41-year-old man identified as Nathan Hornback shot and killed himself on M-59 just east of Curzon Street in Howell after a chase that began early Saturday morning in the Cadillac area after an attempted homicide.

According to news reports, Michigan State Police in Lansing said a “be on the lookout” was broadcast for a male believed to be involved in an attempted homicide in the Cadillac area that was under investigation by the Cadillac Police Department.

Nathan Hornback (Photo courtesy of Cadillac News)

According to the Cadillac News, the incident began at about 1:49 a.m. Saturday, June 27, when police were dispatched to an address in the 2600 block of Sunnyside Drive for a report of a person with a gunshot wound. The 42-year-old resident of the house told police he was shot two times. He was transported to Munson Hospital in Traverse City, where he is listed in stable condition. A witness reported seeing Hornback driving in the victim’s vehicle. Hornback was suspected of possessing a revolver and possibly another handgun, and was considered armed and dangerous.

The Cadillar News also reported that Wexford County Prosecutor Jason Elmore authorized charges of assault with intent to commit murder and unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle against Hornback. The charges also included a habitual offender fourth enhancement as his record includes three prior felonies: armed robbery, and breaking and entering.

WHMI 93.5 reported that the vehicle Hornback was driving was located on southbound US-127 in Clinton County, and a pursuit ensued into Livingston County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office joined in and officers used a maneuver to stop the car. The driver then exited his vehicle, walked toward the side of the road and killed himself.

WHMI also reported that no civilians were involved and no police officers were injured in the incident.

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