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Posted on: June 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] One young man dies, another arrested after shooting

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One young man died, and another is in jail after a shooting Saturday night in the Lakeview area.

At about 11 p.m. Saturday, Calhoun County Dispatch received 911 calls about a shooting that had just happened in the Burger King parking lot on West Columbia Avenue. Callers gave a description of the suspect, who left the parking lot on foot.

An 18-year-old Battle Creek young man died from his injuries at the scene of the shooting.

When officers arrived in the area, they used a police K-9 to track the suspect. After a short track, they found and arrested the suspect – a 20-year-old Battle Creek man – in the area of 30th and 31st streets, between Territorial Road and Highland Boulevard. Police also found a discarded handgun nearby.

The man is in the Calhoun County Jail on several charges, including open murder.

Police believe the men knew each other. The reason for the shooting is unclear at this time, but police believe it was not random.

Police said this case does not appear to be related to the murder investigation from early Saturday morning in the area of Golden Avenue and Riverside Drive. Police currently have no updates in that case.

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