07/02/2013 09:22 am ET Updated Sep 01, 2013

Stray Bullet Fired July 4 Killed MSU Student; Fiance Took Own Life This Spring


Lansing -- As the bullet rose in the air, Michelle Packard and her fiancé were embarking on a life together.

As soon as she received a doctorate degree from Michigan State University, they were going to move to Maryland for her job as a research biologist with the Department of Defense.

Then the bullet, fired in apparent celebration by a stranger believed to be more than a mile away, began to fall.

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