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Suspect in Berrien County shooting found dead in jail cell

David Mabry
Photo provided, Berrien County Jail
David Mabry

The man charged with the deadly shooting of a woman in her own backyard in Berrien County was found dead in his cell Tuesday evening.

David Mabry, 60, of Stevensville was charged with murder and a weapons offense. The charges stem from the Sunday afternoon shooting in Baroda Township. 57-year-old Mary Mabry, who's been identified as Mabry's step-mother in court documents, was sitting on her patio when Mabry approached her, pulled a gun from his pocket and shot her.

Documents allege David Mabry went to his father's house to pick up some cats he had left there. When Mary Mabry informed him the cats were gone, David Mabry allegedly pulled out his gun and shot her.

Officials say the woman’s husband fought with David Mabry and got the gun away from him before Mabry drove off. Mabry was later found and arrested.

Police say he had previous medical conditions and there were no apparent signs of trauma. Michigan State Police are now investigating Mabry's death inside the jail.