St. Ignace man who allegedly shot his father charged with first degree murder

ST. IGNACE — A St. Ignace man is charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his father.

Richard McKenzie, Jr., 53, was also charged with a felony firearms charge at his arraignment Tuesday in Mackinac County District Court.

McKenzie was arrested Friday by Troopers from the St. Ignace Post of the Michigan State Police at a residence on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace Township.  Troopers had found the body of his father, 75-year-old Richard McKenzie, Sr., at that residence.  Troopers say McKenzie, Sr.’s body had suffered gunshot wounds.

McKenzie is in jail on a $1 million bond with GPS tether.  He will appear in court next month for a preliminary exam.