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01-15-2018, 06:13 PM

Deadly Clinton Township workplace shooting result of altercation between employees
Updated: 5:12 PM, January 09, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Two people were shot, one fatally, at a business in Clinton Township on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m. at Reliable Fence on Groesbeck Highway near 15 Mile Road.

Police said two employees at Reliable Fence got into an altercation and one of the men pulled a gun. Authorities said the argument between the employees has been an ongoing dispute.

A 34-year-old man was shot twice in the back as he ran away, according to police.

Other employees jumped on the gunman and one man was fatally shot during the scuffle.

“After the initial person got shot, the other employees ran over and were trying to wrestle the gun from the shooter,” Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle. “The gun then went off and shot the business owner.”

Tom Badke, the 61-year-old business owner, was shot in the head and died at the scene.

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CLINTON TWP., Mich. (WJBK) - A Clinton Township business owner was killed and another man wounded in a workplace shooting Tuesday.

The double shooting happened at 8:45 a.m. at Reliable Fence Company on Groesbeck just north of 15 Mile in Clinton Township. The suspect, 24-year-old Jerry Motley is in custody.

"This appeared to be a workplace violence incident."

Sources say Motley was having an ongoing dispute with 34-year-old co-employee Angelo. This morning Motley brought a gun to work and shot Angelo twice in the back. Co-workers tried to wrestle the gun away when it discharged and hit the owner in the head killing 61-year-old, Tom Badke.