Jaraun Render, the man police say shot his ex-girlfriend and another man inside their SUV at a Muskegon convenience store made his first appearance before a judge Friday, Nov. 17.

He entered a not guilty plea in connection to Tuesday night's shooting in the parking lot of the Sunny Mart on Apple Avenue.

Judge Geoffrey T. Nolan set Render's cash bond at $500,000.

Render faces four felony charges: two counts of intent to murder, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon in a vehicle and one count of carrying a firearm while attempting to commit a felony. The intent to murder charges carry a life sentence.

During the arraignment, Matt Roberts, the chief trial attorney for the Muskegon County Prosecutor's office, told Nolan that Render confessed to the shooting to detectives.

Police say Linda Jamerson, 19, and Dajuan Edison, 26, both of Muskegon, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Jamerson is in critical condition and Edison is in fair condition.

An Amber Alert was issued after the shooting for Jamerson's three children, Jariah Render, 16 months; Ja-Raun Render Jr., 2; and Lamir Jamerson, 3. They were found in a Grand Rapids home on Wednesday.

Police arrested Render on Wednesday at a home on Grandville Avenue in Southwest Grand Rapids.

Render's next court appearance will be on Nov. 28. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5.

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