Murder charge in shooting of Port Huron officer

Associated Press

Port Huron – A man captured at a suburban Detroit gas station has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Port Huron police officer.

Joshua Bauman was arraigned Saturday in St. Clair County. He’s charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other crimes.

Joshua Bauman

The 30-year-old Bauman is accused of breaking into an apartment early Friday and shooting Lt. Joel Wood, who was visiting a 29-year-old woman in Clyde Township, near Port Huron. The woman and a neighbor, 57,were subsequently shot and injured.

Wood was 45 years old. He had been a Port Huron officer for 22 years.

The suspect was eventually caught in Southfield, 75 miles away.

Bauman was returned to jail without bond. It’s not known if he has a lawyer yet.