Man dies from injuries after crossbow incident

BARAGA — A man died from injuries suffered after being shot with a crossbow during the early morning hours of Oct. 6.

The Baraga County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 8:30 a.m., it responded to Baraga County Memorial Hospital to investigate an incident in which Ross Leo Fruin, 61, of Battle Creek was shot with a crossbow, allegedly by Randy Orin Cole, 65, from downstate Dowling.

The incident occurred in Arvon Township.

Fruin was transported to UP Health System-Marquette where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Cole was issued a citation for careless, reckless, negligent use of a bow and arrow causing injury or death.

The incident is still under investigation by the Baraga County Sheriff’s Office.


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