Audio: 911 call in fatal shooting of jogger

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Rose Township — Michigan State Police have identified the 31-year-old woman who was fatally shot while jogging on a dirt road in rural Rose Township Saturday as Alexandra Nicolette Brueger of Holly Township.

On Sunday, Michigan State Police investigators were looking for a light-colored sedan that may have been speeding by on Saturday when Brueger was fatally shot.

“It is horrible. Terrible,” said township Supervisor Dianne Scheib-Snider. “It would be unfortunate if this happened to anyone, anywhere, but when it happens nearby, it hits close to home.”

Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police said they don’t have a description of the suspect, but police are looking for a “white or light colored four-door sedan” that “may have been acting suspicious or traveling at a high rate of speed” between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., near the time of the shooting. Police said about 2:35 p.m. Saturday MSP received a 911 call that a woman had been shot on a front lawn on the 11000 block of Fish Lake Road by an “unknown individual.”

Shaw said it’s possible that the woman was familiar with the shooter. He said investigators were trying to determine if there’s someone she “might have been having some kind of difficulties with.”

Scheib-Snider said Michigan State Police have indicated the killing was not a random act.

She is advising residents to be aware of their surroundings and said MSP will increase patrols in the area.

“Whoever did this is still on the loose,” Scheib-Snider said.

Fish Lake Road is an unpaved road that features few homes where the street leaves little space for cars to idle without being on someone’s property.

State police continued their canvass of the area, looking for clues in a suspicious death, a rare incident in the small community.

MSP polices the township; township officials said they’ve been considering contracting with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for a dedicated police force.

Connie Fagan was on the computer when she heard shots fired Saturday afternoon.

“I didn’t think much of it,” Fagan said Sunday. “People are always target-shooting.”

It wasn’t until her husband, George, came home and told her about the heavy police presence in the area that Fagan knew something serious had happened.

Anyone who information about the shooting is asked to call 877-MICH-TIP.

Associated Press contributed to this report.