The wife of a man who was killed in a shootout with another motorist who also died at a west Michigan car wash said her husband's death followed a confrontation between both men.
A crying Teri Pullum can be heard during a call to 911 telling an unidentified person near the Wonder Wand Car Wash in Ionia that "road rage" led to Wednesday's shooting.
She told a dispatcher that 43-year-old James Pullum "got in a fight and the guy pulled a gun on him," according to the 911 recording obtained Friday by MLive.com and The Detroit News.
Pullum and 56-year-old Robert Taylor were killed after exchanging gunfire about 7 p.m. Wednesday at the car wash. The shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation while they were driving in the area, police said.
James Pullum, his wife and another family member were in a Ford Taurus. Taylor was driving behind them.
Police have said that James Pullum and Taylor each had valid licenses to carry concealed weapons. It was not clear who fired first.
A woman inside a nearby laundry also called 911 after hearing the gunshots.
"There's somebody shooting a gun over at the car wash," she told a dispatcher. "Hurry up. Hurry up. Oh, my God, just hurry!"
Ionia is about 30 miles northwest of Lansing.