BURR OAK, MI (WTVB) - St. Joseph County authorities have released the names of a man and woman involved in a deadly domestic dispute last night in Burr Oak Township north of Sturgis. Sheriff's officials say 35-year-old Dennis Brooks was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head near the intersection of Farrand and Town Line Road. Investigators say 34-year-old Maria Audrey-Louise Williams of Burr Oak made contact with Brooks soon after he was released from jail last night where he was being held on a traffic violation. They then drove out to the area, where allegedly she shot Brooks.
Williams is being held at the Saint Joseph County Jail after being charged with one count of open murder and one count of felony firearm. The Sheriff’s Department said no further information is being released at this time.