Court Officer Bob Silver was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice in the 6100 block of Genaw Road in Clay Township.
Officers from the Clay Township Police Department were dispatched to the address to locate Officer Silver after court staff were unable to reach him for several hours. They located his body on the property suffering from gunshot wounds.
The tenant at the home barricaded himself inside of the home for a short time before being taken into custody. The man was charged with murder.
Officer Silver had served with the St. Clair County 72nd District Court for 35 years.