Suspect Charged with Murder in Barricaded Gunman Incident in Mason County

MASON, MI – Corey Ryan Beekman, 32-years-old, of Free Soil Township, has been arraigned on charges of:Corey Ryan Beekman

Homicide—Open Murder
Assault with Intent to Murder
2 Counts of Weapons—Felony Firearm

The charges stem from a 6:54 AM call on Tuesday April 16th, 2019, in which two individuals had been reportedly shot.

William Buchanan, 32-years-old, of Mears, died because of multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 32 year-old woman who was in the home at the time of the incident was also shot. She was treated at Munson Hospital in Manistee and has since been released.

Two minor children in the home were unharmed during the event.

Corey Beekman remains lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $750,000.00 cash/surety bond.