Wild Chase Follows Domestic Homicide

The suspect in a domestic homicide in Buena Vista Township was pursued from Saginaw County into Genesee County Saturday  with units from nearly  a dozen police agencies involved in the investigation and apprehension.

On April 9, 2022 at about 9:00a.m. Margaret Welch 32, was fatally shot at 1756 Prospect St along with a man 22, who suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Police did not give the wounded man’s name.

The suspect Deandre Welch 41, was apprehended after a pursuit from Saginaw to Genesee County and there are no outstanding suspects. Welch was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor wounds suffered from the K9 officer and unrelated medical conditions. The suspect and deceased victim were married. 

Welch lead police on a chase of over 30 miles with multiple agencies joining in the pursuit.  He eventually abandoned his vehicle and tried to flee on foot before he was apprehended by a police K-9 and officers. 

The Buena Vista Police Department thanked the following agencies who assisted in the apprehension of the suspect: 

Bridgeport Twp. Police Department 

Saginaw City Police

Michigan State Police

MSP Crime Lab Bridgeport 

Flint City Police

Flint Twp. Police

Mt. Morris Twp. Police ( including; K9 Sgt. Blake Paulic and K9 Jager)

Vienna Twp. Police

Clio City Police

Genesee County Dispatch 

Genesee County Sheriff Department