BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police are seeking charges of open murder against the person they arrested yesterday, in connection with a shooting outside the Arbors apartments yesterday morning.
That person will be arraigned tomorrow, so we will not release their name today.
Police have confirmed two separate shooters in the incident. Their preliminary investigation shows that the person they arrested had the gun used to kill 27-year-old Andre Watson of Battle Creek.
A 29-year-old Battle Creek woman was also shot during the incident, and was treated at and released from Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. There were no other known injuries.
The incident took place outside of the apartment building at 74 Rambling Lane. Police were called at 5:25 a.m. today to respond to a noise complaint. It appeared that there was loud music and partying in the parking lot, and some of the people present confronted each other about the loud music, leading to the shooting.
Officers arrived to hear shots being fired, and found Watson. The scene was not yet safe, so police transported him to the front of the apartment complex, where LifeCare Ambulance responded. Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police continue to investigate, and are seeking tips from anyone who might have information about this incident. Please call the non-emergency number at 269-781-0911 or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.