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Posted on: July 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Police identify suspect in shooting death of 17-year-old

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UPDATE: 7/22: 

After his arraignment today, police are identifying 19-year-old Cameron Anthony James of Battle Creek as the suspect in the shooting death of Christopher Williams on July 11.
Police believe there were ongoing conflicts and arguments between James and Williams on social media, which culminated in challenges to meet in person. Their meeting on July 11 resulted in the shooting and death of Williams.
James faces open murder and weapons offense charges.


UPDATE 7/21: 

Battle Creek Police have arrested a suspect in the July 11 shooting death of 17-year-old Christopher Mark Williams.
The suspect is a 19-year-old Battle Creek man. The Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office has approved an open murder charge and a weapons offense charge.
The suspect is in Calhoun County Jail. Once he is arraigned, we will release his identity.


UPDATE 2:15 p.m. 7/12 - With his parents' permission, police have identified the victim who died in last night's shooting at Arbor Pointe Townhomes. He is Christopher Mark Williams, 17, of Battle Creek. He graduated last month from Battle Creek Central High School.

Young black man wearing navy blue graduation robe and cap 


Previous news:

Battle Creek Police are investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy.

At about 11:55 p.m. Monday, Calhoun County Dispatch started receiving calls for multiple gunshots in the area of the Arbor Pointe Townhomes, located off Jackson Street W, near N 20th Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy who had been shot. He was taken to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for treatment, but his injuries were too severe, and he died at the hospital.

Police continue to investigate, and have no additional information to share at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident should please call police at 269-966-3322 or 269-781-0911, or anonymously through Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

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