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Pullman man allegedly shoots ex-wife in head, kills her son

James Edward Rawson Jr

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release noting deputies are investigating a homicide.
Deputies say it happened on a property off 104th Avenue, east of 56th Street, near Pullman in Lee Township, around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
A woman called police and said her ex-husband shot her in the head.
When deputies arrived, they found the woman alert, but say she had been shot several times.
The woman told the sheriff’s office that, after she was shot at a nearby home, she was able to drive away in her car and call 911.
Deputies then went into the home where the shooting happened and found a 21-year-old man, dead from apparent gunshot wounds, laying in the driveway.
The sheriff’s office says the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody.
On November 7, 2022 38 year old James Edward Rawson Jr of Lee Twsp was arraigned in the 57th District Court in Allegan on charges of 1st Degree Murder, Assault with Intent to Commit Murder and two counts of possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony.
Rawson Jr., is charged with shooting his ex-wife Char Rawson, 40, several times.
Rawson is also charged with killing 21-year-old son Samuel Williams which records show is Char’s older son.
Court documents show Char Rawson was recently granted full custody of their three kids after James did not show up for court.
On Friday, November 4 Char allegedly went to get the kids from the bus stop at James’ house along 104th Avenue but her son told investigators it was not her weekend and James was mad at her for that.
When she arrived, police say James came to the doorway and shot at her multiple times, striking her several times.
One of their children told police their father used an AK-47 to shoot the mother and their brother.

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