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13-year-old identified as Saturday night shooting victim in Kentwood

Tuesday, police identified the teen victim as Jamarion McCuller.
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Jamarion McCuller, 13, who was shot and killed in Kentwood.

KENTWOOD, Mich. — A 13-year-old boy was killed in a Kentwood shooting Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened around 8 p.m. near the 3000 block of 29th Street SE. Officers located a gunshot victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect was apprehended near the scene and taken into custody.

Tuesday, police identified the teen victim as Jamarion McCuller, who was a Grand Rapids Public Schools student at Alger Middle. 

GRPS sent a letter home to parents and guardians about the death and said the crisis team will be on-site to help students deal with the loss.  

Kentwood PD has met with the Kent County Prosecutor's Office regarding the investigation. 

According to a release, the suspect was released from custody Monday, pending further investigation, at the direction of the Prosecutor's Office.

Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said additional investigation needs to be completed before a decision on any possible charges is made. 

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Kentwood Police Department Detective Bureau at 616-656-6604 or Silent Observer. 

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