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Posted on: February 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update: Police arrest teen, second surrenders, in murder of 17-year-old Jack Snyder

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Update 9 p.m. 2/19 - 

At about 5 p.m. today, the second suspect in the murder of high school student Jack Snyder came to the Battle Creek Police Department to turn himself in.

This second suspect is a 13-year-old boy, and a parent accompanied him to the police department.

He also is at the Calhoun County Youth Center, pending a hearing on Tuesday.

The teen is the second previously unknown person seen at the scene of the early-Friday shooting. Police again thank everyone who has shared information to help with this case.


Previous news - 

Battle Creek Police arrested a 14-year-old Battle Creek boy in the murder of a Battle Creek Central student Friday.

Police were called to the area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue SW just after midnight Friday, where 17-year-old gunshot victim Jack Snyder died.

Battle Creek detectives and the Emergency Response Team arrested the teen early this morning, at about 2 a.m. They located him in a car parked in the area of Jackson Street and Bedford Road, as a result of executing multiple search warrants on several different addresses across the city. Police arrested him without incident.

As part of today’s investigation and efforts, detectives recovered a gun they suspect was involved in the murder. Confirmation of this is pending forensic analysis.

The teen is at the Calhoun County Youth Center, pending a hearing on Tuesday.

The teen arrested is one of the two people police were looking for after Friday’s incident, who were seen in Snyder’s vehicle Friday before the gunshots were heard in the area, and possibly ran from the vehicle after the gunshots, heading in the direction of Capital SW and East Goguac Street.

The unknown people were described as 1) wearing a black and red jacket, with long, messy hair; and 2) wearing a black jacket with white patches, and a ski-mask-style hat.

Police are thankful to and appreciate the community for all the efforts to help in this case, calling in information, and giving tips through Silent Observer. 

Police continue to investigate and seek information. If you live in area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital SW, please review any home security camera footage you might have from between the hours of 11:30 p.m. Thursday night Feb. 16 and 1 a.m. Friday morning Feb. 17. 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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