Man identified, charged for fatal Ontwa Township shooting

Published 4:09 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022

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ONTWA TOWNSHIP — The man who shot and killed Ivan Shaw last week has been identified.

Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Chief Douglas Westrick reports that at approximately 6:42 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, his department was called to investigate several shots fired in the 25000 block of Redfield Street. Officers arrived on scene and were able to take the 54-year-old male suspect, identified as Gary Wallace Shaw, into custody. Officers also found 49 year-old Ivan Lee Shaw, of Niles, to be deceased inside the residence with gunshot wounds. 

The investigation revealed an argument broke out between the two men – who are relatives – and a handgun was pulled. Gary Shaw then began shooting. Shaw was arraigned Thursday on felony charges of open murder, discharge of a firearm in a building causing death and felony firearm. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Sept. 7.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Edwardsburg Fire Department, Edwardsburg Ambulance, Cass County Prosecutor’s Office and the Western Michigan University Office of Medical Examiner. The case remains under investigation at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident or any other crime is urged to contact the Ontwa Township – Edwardsburg Police Department at (269) 663-8444.