Skip to comments.Owosso shooting suspect identified (pro-life activist killed)
Posted on 09/11/2009 1:11:46 PM PDT by Deo volente
CORUNNA, Michigan -- The Shiawassee County Prosecutor's office has charged Harlan J. Drake, 33, of Owosso with two counts of first-degree, premeditated murder in Friday's slaying of an anti-abortion activist in Owosso and an Owosso Towship gravel pit owner.
County Prosecutor Randy Colbry said Drake also had plans to kill an Owosso realtor but was arrested before he could carry out his alleged plan.
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I wonder if the MSM will report this like they did when the abortionist was killed.
Harlan was no doubt one of satan’s disciples.
The suspect reportedly “had grudges” against the two victims and the third man, who was not harmed.
The media will blame the availability of guns (as they did in the case of the Islamist who murdered several soldiers at a recruiting center).
Anti gun activists probably will remain silent on this crime now.
Nope, I doubt they will. their argument not to will be that it was a personal beef, not a political action.
Well said. I am so sick of each crime being blamed on Obama or some other political agenda. Also, does everyone really like the way things went with Bush? COME ON, LOOK AROUND PEOPLE!
It’s Obozo’s Fault!
It is curious how the person did not like things blamed on Obama or politics and then went on about Bush and then went Charlie Sheen, PEOPLE, COME ON!!!
I wonder what political persuasion?
Liberalism is a mental illness and a good reason for the 2nd Ammendment. We are going to have to defend ourselves against these vermin.
“I wonder if the MSM will report this like they did when the abortionist was killed.”
Yeah, and we’re waiting for a presidential statement, too.
Looks like old Harlan was big into Second Life
did he have a Myspace or a Facebook or anything?
Harlan Drake’s Comments
harlan drake commented about The Culture Punishes for Asking Questions, On Thursday August 6th, 2009 05:52:59 AM
Good stuff. It seems some people forget you are human. The things that go on during the day have and affect on the way we see things and express them. It is your opinion.
If we are all as smart as we think we are, should we not understand that?
By Nicole Serling
Friday, September 11, 2009 at 8:41 a.m.
OWOSSO — ***UPDATE AS OF 5:24PM EDT:
James Drake, the intended third victim, is listed as a realtor with the Home Office Realty in Shiawassee County.
***UPDATE AS OF 5:12PM EDT:
Detectives with the Owosso Police Department have told NBC25 that Harland Drake had not made an attempt on James Howe’s life. After he killed the first 2 gentlemen, he went home before he was going to try and find Mr. Howe. Police were waiting at his house when he came home after killing Jim Pouillon and then Mike Fouss. The suspect, Harlan Drake is presently married.
***UPDATE AS OF 4:47PM EDT:
The shooting suspect, Harlan James Drake, was arraigned and given no bond. An arraignment date has been scheduled for 9/25/09 at 2:30pm in the 66th District Court.
***UPDATE AS OF 3:39PM EDT:
Harlan Drake or “Hale” as he is known to friends is now charged with 2 counts of 1st Degree Premeditated Murder for the killings of James Jim Pouillon and Mike Fouss. Police say that Harlan Drake has told detectives that he had a list of 3 people in his head that he wanted to kill.
Two of the people on his “list” have died as a result but the third, James Howe, was not attacked. Since he has admitted to a third person on his hit list, it is resulting in a charge of unlawful intent with a firearm. There is no motive behind Mr. Howe or Mr. Fuoss, who owned the Fouss Gravel Company. There is only one known connection between Mike Fouss and Harlan Drake, his mother used to work for Mr. Fouss.
As to the reason for the killing of pro-life activist Jim Pouillon, Harlan Drake has told police that he was offended by Pouillons anti-abortion messages. Neighbors of Jim Pouillon say that he was a quiet man in recent years but his checkered past was a result of his boisterous protests. They have commented that some might not have agreed with his message or his graphic displays of aborted fetus on his protest signs but he was quiet man in his older age.
2 counts of 1st Degree Pre-meditated Murder
1 count of Felony Firearm Possession
1 count of Unlawful Intent with a Firearm
***UPDATE AS OF 2:04PM EDT:
Police have released the names of the victims in a double shooting in Owosso.
At approximately 7:20 a.m., Jim Pouillon, a prolife activist, was shot and killed at Owosso High School. The shooter then drove to Fuoss Gravel where, around 8:17 a.m., President Mike Fuoss was also shot and killed.
Police believe Fuoss and Pouillon knew each other, and probably were acquainted with the shooter.
The entire Owosso school district was put on lock down early this morning. The Elementary, Middle, and Alternative Ed school have since been taken off the lockdown. The high school is releasing students if parents come and sign students out, otherwise students will remain in the building throughout the remainder of the day.
NBC25 is told Pouillon was well-known for his pro-life activities in the city of Owosso. He often stood in very visible areas with large graphic anti-abortion signs. The interim superintendent, Susan Wooden, says he was also well known at the High School where he would stand most mornings while students walked into school. The Flint Area Right to Life says Pouillon was a quiet man who prayed often in front of schools and local organizations.
Approximately 45 minutes after the shooting, police apprehended a suspect. At this time, NBC25 does know the name of the suspected shooter and will hold the release of his name. Police are not releasing the suspects name until warrants have been issued. The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect himself and witnesses are being interviewed.
***UPDATE 8:54AM EDT:
The entire school district was put on lock down early this morning, after an anti-abortion activist was shot multiple times and killed outside the High School. The Elementary, Middle, and Alternative Ed school were taken off of the lockdown but the Owosso High School was on lockdown through most of the morning.
NBC25 is told, Jim Pouillon was a well-known anti-abortion activist in the city of Owosso and would stand in very visible areas with large graphic anti-abortion signs.
The interim superintendent, Susan Wooden says Mr. Pouillon was also known at the High School where he would stand most mornings while students walked into school and pray, hold his signs and protest abortions.
*All after school activities in Owosso School District have been canceled out of reverence for the victims and their families.
I didn’t even know what “Second Life” was until your post. Kind of creepy, if you ask me.
It looks like he’s going to be stuck with his “first life” in a little prison cell for the next 40 years or so. I don’t think they give you laptops in there.
Kill the messenger: Ok.
Kill the babies: Ok too.
Way to go, Bubba. ZOT!
Why do these guys always look like they came from Central Casting?
I certainly hope he doesn’t get off on an insanity defense.
he looks like a countdown with keith olbermann watcher.
Ping the crew.
The perp has a name.
What is Second Life?
Internet nerd escapism.
Look at post 18. It looks more and more like James was a true martyr for the pro-life cause.
I’m wondering the same thing. I went to the website at the link posted, still not getting it.
Good gawd, how weird. People with no life living in an alternate, pseudo world. It would be sort of like stepping into a TV set for a soap opera and pretending so hard that it’s real that it becomes real in participants’ minds.
I guess they call it Second Life because it gives losers with no life a second chance at being someone........somewhere.
ABOUT TIME, THANKS.
Any hint of motives yet?
Or is he some robotized drone to make gun carriers look horrid?
It was a SCHOOL SHOOTING and the media was SILENT, the only real possibility was that the he was killed because he was pro-life.
From the AP article posted on drudge:
“I can see someone spitting on him or punching him, but shooting him is pretty stupid,” said 16-year-old Curtis Wisterman.
His parents must be so proud. /sarcasm
This is sad. I used to be very active in the pro-life movement in the 80’s...we never had the dead baby pics on posters but would make a few signs and pray. We never hassled anyone but I had a car/drive aim for me and by the grace of GOD I wasn’t kiiled.
People need to see pictures of abortions. That’s the only way the world will realize the horrors of it.
God bless this man who was faithful to show the truth about abortion.
There should be signs everywhere presenting the real truth as these do: