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Police in Dayton search for suspects in Plainwell man's murder
PLAINWELL, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Allegan County man is dead, killed in a home invasion.
Police say 42-year-old Allen Lindeman of Plainwell, was shot inside a home in Dayton, Ohio.
They say on Saturday night two men knocked on the door, forced their way in and then opened fire.
Lindeman was shot and killed.
Now police in Dayton are searching for two suspects.
Lindeman's wife, Sarah Lindeman tells Newschannel3, Allen had been traveling the country since June trying to make some money to send back to his family in Plainwell, and that he was supposed to come home this Thursday to spend Halloween with his children.
"My heart is broken, it's broken," said Sarah Lindeman.
Sarah Lindeman says she got the heartbreaking phone call from the coroner early Sunday morning, that her husband, the man she's loved for the past 20 years had been murdered.
"Unconditionally he loved me, it's going to be very, very hard. I was his princess," said Lindeman.
Police in Dayton, Ohio say two men knocked on the door of a house, barged in and shot 42-year-old Allen Lindeman, killing him.
And police believe robbery may be the motive.
"He was known to have quite a bit of money on him and he wasn't shy about flashing it around at pool halls and stuff," said Sgt. Clarence West with Dayton Police.
Lindeman tells us her husband was quite the pool shark and was known in Plainwell as "Eight Ball Al," but that her husband was selling machinery parts out of the back of his truck to try and make ends meet.
"It's no reason to take somebody's life over money that he didn't have, money he was trying to get home with for his family," said Lindeman.
Monday night two of Lindeman's nine children put together some donation jars to pass out to local businesses in Plainwell, hoping to raise money for their father's funeral expenses.
"It still hasn't hit me yet. I'm still shocked about it. I won't believe it until I actually see him you know, not until I see him in the casket," said Storm Lindeman, Allen Lindeman's son.
Dayton Police tell us the shooters are being described as two young black men and that right now no one is in custody.