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Posted on: February 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Police seek help identifying people present at shooting incident, after local student dies

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Battle Creek Police are asking the community for help in a shooting incident that happened just after midnight today in the area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue SW.

The incident involved the death of Jack Snyder, a 17-year-old Battle Creek Central High School student.

At 12:10 a.m. today, Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch received a 911 call about gunshots in the area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital SW, as well as a shooting victim – Snyder – who was found in the road, next to his vehicle. At 12:11 a.m. Battle Creek Police officers arrived in the area and found Snyder.

LifeCare Ambulance and the Battle Creek Fire Department responded to give life-saving care, but they unfortunately pronounced Snyder dead at the scene.

Two unknown people were seen in Snyder’s vehicle before the gunshots, and possibly ran from the vehicle after the gunshots, heading south in the direction of Capital SW and East Goguac Street.

Subject descriptions: 

  • The person was wearing a black and red jacket, with long, messy hair.
  • The second person was wearing a black jacket with white patches, and wore a ski-mask-style hat.

Police are asking for the community’s help to identify these subjects from the car. If you live in this general area, please review any home security camera footage you might have from between the hours of 11:30 p.m. Thursday night and 1 a.m. this morning. If you see anyone matching the descriptions of these subjects, please call Battle Creek Police at 269-781-0911, or call anonymously through Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.


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