Details regarding the shooting of a Michigan are still hard to come by, but early reports seem to suggest that the shooting of anti-abortion activist James Pouillon may have been part of a killing spree that began with a murder earlier in the day:
Mike Fuoss, 61, owner of Fuoss Gravel Pit, 777 Busha Road in Owosso Township, has been identified as the second homicide victim in Shiawassee County this morning.
Fuoss also owned Arrow Construction, an asphalt and excavating company, and started Indan Rock Subdivision and Fuoss Brothers Apartments. Fuoss graduated from Corunna High School in 1966.
In a press conference, Owosso police Chief Michael Compeau said James L. Pouillon was staging an anti-abortion protest in front of Owosso High School at 7:20 a.m. Friday when witnesses heard 4-10 shots fired from a passing vehicle, killing Pouillon.
All the shots were fired from the moving vehicle toward the opposite side of the street, away from the school, police said.
A witness provided a license plate number and about an hour later, Owosso police arrested a 33-year-old Owosso man at his home.
When he was arrested, the man told police that he had been involved in another homicide in Shiawassee County today.
About 8:17 a.m., an hour after Pouillon was killed, a worker at Fuoss Gravel Pit called 911 to report that he had found the owner of the business dead in the office. Police found Mike Fuoss, 61, shot multiple times in the office.
Fuoss knew the suspected shooter, according to Shiawassee County Sheriff George Braidwood. Braidwood said it appeared he was shot at close range.
It is unknown if the suspect knew Pouillon. Police said it’s too early to assign any motive to either shooting. Detectives are interviewing the suspect right now.
But Randall Terry is not waiting around to see what the investigation uncovers before seeking to capitalize on Pouillon’s murder:
Abortion Wars, Pro-Life’s First Martyr – Jim Pouillon: Randall Terry, DC Area Pro-life Leaders to Hold Press Conference. Rev. Rusty Thomas, Missy Smith Hold Press Conference Re: Today’s Shooting in Mich.
Press Conference Today, September 11, 1:30 P.M., National Press Club. Randall Terry States: “I’ve known known Jim for nearly 20 years. He was dedicated, articulate, and courageous. And he gave his life in the service of the babies he sought to defend. We grieve his death, and we will not stop using ANY of the tactics that cost him his life.
“He was known affectionately as ‘Jim the Sign Guy.’ May God grant him a Martyrs Crown.”
Mr. Terry and other DC pro-life leaders will discuss Mr. Pouillon’s murder, and how this will effect pro-life activism in the future.
Mr. Terry will discuss Mr. Pouillon’s murder in relation to Dr. Tiller’s killing.
They will also discuss the Obama Administration’s response and the response of the child-killing movement.
Mr. Terry will announce further plans for support of Jim’s community.
Press Conference: National Press Club
Where: 529 14th Street Northwest DC 20045 inside the Murrow Room
Time: 1:30 P.M., September 11
Contact: Catherine Veritas, 904-687-9804