Man killed in trooper shootout was cold case killer, police say

David Kidney, 62, was likely responsible for the murder of Duane Finney in 2009, according to Michigan State Police.
2:14 | 04/11/19

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Transcript for Man killed in trooper shootout was cold case killer, police say
Michigan state police alongside the branch county sheriff's department believe they finally close this case. They believe David kidney is the murderer of Duane Finney who was shot and killed back in May of 2009. Kidney was not new to detectives he was previously interviewed several times throughout the course of the investigation. Missed in state police in the bridge county sheriff's department created a cold case team. With investigators and in 2017 and they were the re interviewed David kidney. He told them our round tying doing Finney was murdered in 2009. He owned several diamonds including a nine millimeter handgun. Two days after this meeting mr. Kinney was contacted by detective starts Sargent steams. And was told he was unable to locate two of his weapons. That he had previously disclosed the point two caliber. Handgun in a nine millimeter Luger handgun. Forensic evidence from the original 2009 crime scene at the state ranch. In a form of bullets and fire cartridge casings. Showed that one of the weapons used. In the murder could have been right at nine millimeter Luger handgun. Investigators tried to contact kidney later on for an additional statement. But they were unsuccessful a search warrant was created an on January 2018. Detectives tried to storm the war and when kidney shot and wounded two officers. Troopers returned fire and killed kidney. Did my injuries I am get a have to retire. The tried valiantly. Give back but time that there is my full time job right what my injuries. Moment after. This specific he had gotten the nine millimeter was found on kidneys body. Both the casings and bullets were conclusively matched to that specific nine millimeter handgun that investigators seized from kidney. Now investigators are highly confident that they have the murderer in this case David kidney but they believe is responsible for killing Dwayne Finney in May of 2009. Now this cold case will remain open however investigators will not continue to actively pursue the investigation. In Calhoun County I mean it just RO thirteen on your side.

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