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Michigan man charged in shooting on state border


MARINETTE (AP) -- Marinette County prosecutors have charged a Michigan man with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of three teens shot and killed on the Wisconsin-Michigan border.

Scott J. Johnson is accused of opening fire on a group of swimmers at a northern Wisconsin river on Thursday. Three people were killed, and one was injured. All four victims were from Michigan.

Johnson was arrested Friday after an all-night manhunt. He is being charged in Wisconsin because the shots were fired from that side of the Menominee River, which divides the two states.

The 38-year-old Kingsford, Michigan man faces life in prison with no possibility of parole if convicted.

A public defender appointed for Johnson did not immediately return a call for comment.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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