Teen charged with open murder for July 2 shooting in Muskegon Heights

Muskegon Heights murder charges

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MICH. - A 19-year-old man in Muskegon County has been charged with the July 2 shooting death Cornelius Wallace at the East Park Manor apartment complex in Muskegon Heights.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor Thursday, July 27, signed an eight-count felony warrant against Keshawn Gresham Muskegon Heights.

"We were able to catch up to a person we kind of ear-marked as a potential suspect and certainly a person of interest and it all happened as a result of a seat belt violation," Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson said.

"That led to a discovery of evidence and then conversations and ultimately based on our meetings with detectives, we were able to issue charges."

Prosecutors charged Keshawn Gresham with one count of open murder, three counts of assault with intent to commit murder and a four felony gun charges.

The most serious charge is open murder for the death of Wallace. It's during that shooting a 7-year-old boy playing in the area was injured by a stray bullet.

The child was treated and released from the hospital.

Witnesses say the shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Ivory Street. Witnesses also say between 15-20 shots were fired while a number of adult males were arguing.

"It appears as though there may have been some type of argument or squabble, some type of disagreement that led to this," Hilson said.

Prosecutors previously charged Gentle Douglas-Jenkins with intent to do great bodily harm, resisting and obstructing police and lying to police.

Douglas-Jenkins was located in North Carolina.

Keshawn Gresham is the brother of Marquis Gresham, a Muskegon Heights basketball star gunned down in 2014, on his way to a basketball banquet.

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