Man arrested in shooting that injured 4 people near Grand Valley State University


OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A suspect has been arrested in a shooting that injured four people at an off-campus party near Grand Valley State University.

The victims were released from area hospitals after the September 18 shooting at Canvas Apartments on 48th Avenue in Allendale Township. Numerous shots were fired, injuring the four victims and damaging several vehicles.

The suspect, a 23-year-old man from Muskegon Heights, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 27 without incident, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Capt. Jake Sparks said in a statement. Prosecutors issued charges earlier today.

The identity of the suspect has not been released pending his appearance in Hudsonville District Court. He is charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms,

The suspect is not a GVSU student and has no connection to the university, police said.

Sheriff’s detectives seized multiple firearms and conducted dozens of interviews while investigating the shooting. Investigators worked with Muskegon’s Major Case Initiative team, as well as GVSU, its Department of Public Safety and apartment complexes.

The victims of the shooting were all men, between the ages of 18 and 20.

Sheriff’s deputies responded around 2:20 a.m. to a report of a loud party. Dispatchers then received reports of shots being fired in that area. When deputies arrived at the scene, they also heard gunshots.

Police found a victim with gunshot wounds and provided medical treatment. The others had already been taken to area hospitals. At least two were GVSU students.

Sheriff’s deputies quickly spotted a vehicle, suspected of being involved in the shooting, fleeing the area. After a traffic check, several occupants were detained for questioning. The police also seized evidence.

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