Man who shot Calvin College professor out for a stroll is sentenced to prison

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A Grand Rapids man who shot a Calvin College professor during a street robbery in February was sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

Kameron Jamal Moore, 18, will spend between 12 and 60 years in prison for the Feb. 17 shooting during a robbery in Alger Heights.

Calvin College professor Bruce Berglund was strolling with his wife on Alger Street near Blaine Avenue SE when Moore and a second man approached from behind. A purse being carried by Berglund’s wife was snatched and Berglund was shot in the mid-section.

The bullet entered below his ribs and exited out his back. He has since recovered.

Kent County Circuit Court Judge George Jay Quist sentenced Moore to between 12 and 60 years for the robbery and shooting, which will commence after he completes a mandatory two-year term for using a gun during a felony.

The judge handed down the same sentence in a second case in which Moore shot and wounded two teens outside a Southeast Side party store less than two weeks before the Alger Heights shooting.

In that case, the teens, both 17, were shot Feb. 6 outside Riordan’s Party Store, 1701 Madison Avenue at Dickinson Street SE. One boy was shot in the leg and the other was hit in the leg.

Moore last month pleaded guilty in both cases. 

(© 2016 WZZM)


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