18-year-old man killed after being caught in gunfire

(Photo supplied/Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety)

An 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Benton Harbor.

The following information about the shooting was sent to 95.3 MNC from the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety:

On December 21st, 2020 at 1340 Hours, Officers of BHDPS responded to the 800 Block of Ogden and also the surrounding streets for numerous complaints of gunfire. While on route to the area officers were advised that there was an 18-year-old male that was dropped off at Spectrum Lakeland Emergency Room.

The 18-year-old male later died at the hospital, and it was revealed that the male was struck in the incidents of gunfire that BHDPS officers were actively investigating. Early information in the investigation shows the 18-year-old was not the intended target.

Suspects and motive are being sought, the investigation is still ongoing. During the course of investigation several arrests have been made for existing warrants that were unrelated to this issue. All names have been withheld pending further investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about the incident requested to contact the Tipline at 269-927-0293 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP (7867) or provide information anonymously via the TIP411 app in your app store. Search your app store by entering Benton Harbor DPS.

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