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Posted on: August 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8/7/2023 UPDATE: Police identify 27-year-old Battle Creek man killed Aug. 3 during shootings

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8/7/2023 UPDATE:

Battle Creek Police can now confirm the identity of Elmarko Fontane Williams, Jr. as the 27-year-old Battle Creek man who was killed Aug. 3, during a string of shootings last week in the city.

There is no additional information that police are sharing at this time, as the investigations into these shootings continue.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 27-year-old Battle Creek man is dead following several shootings over the last 48 hours in the city that Battle Creek Police are currently investigating.

Police responded to several calls of gunshots in the area of Maple Terrace around 1:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 3. When they arrived, officers spoke to several neighbors in the 100 block of Maple Terrace. 

Police found the Battle Creek man, who was shot in the torso. Officers provided medical assistance until LifeCare Ambulance arrived and took him to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. The man later died of his injuries.

Police are currently investigating this incident as part of a string of several shootings. Officers believe that these shootings are related, and stem from an ongoing dispute between two groups of individuals. Currently, this death has been reported as the only injury from these shootings.

Police do not believe that the public is in danger, and they are taking proactive measures to stop this string of violence.

We are asking for the community's assistance in providing any information related to these shootings or the individuals who may be involved. If you were in this area early Thursday morning, and/or might have information that would help police in this string of shooting incidents, please contact the Battle Creek Police Department at 269-781-0911, or anonymously through Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

No further details will be released at this time, as police continue their investigations into these shootings.


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