Muskegon Police Ask For Witnesses Of Elks Charity Lodge Shooting

Posted at 10:58 PM, Sep 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-24 06:18:39-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. —  Muskegon police have one person in custody after the shooting at the Elks Charity Lodge on Ottawa Street.

Weapons charges along with a charge of lying to a peace officer were authorized by the Muskegon County Prosecutor against Antonio Raglin.

As of Monday night, however, no arrests were made in the shooting deaths of three people or related to the injuries sustained by at least four others shot at the lodge Sunday morning.

Law enforcement hopes the public could speed the investigation along by helping to locate the driver of a silver sedan visible on a surveillance camera from a nearby business.

“Not only do we think that car is involved in striking the woman that is deceased, but we also think it struck a few other folks,” said Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson.

Muskegon Public Safety Chief Jeffery Lewis said dealers have been contacted to try to identify the make and model of the car, “but then again the people that were at the scene that see this will be able to tell us much quicker than if we try and guess.”

The prosecutor said as many as 100 people could have been at the Elks Charity Lodge around 2:00 a.m. Sunday when the shootings took place.

“This incident is the pinnacle of what has been going on, on and off for the last couple years here in Muskegon,” said Hilson.  “So we are reaching out here in the community and asking they provide us information so we can continue this investigation.”

Silent Observer, Muskegon’s anonymous tip line, offered $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.  Call (231) 722-7463 and leave the information you have.

The crime tape was taken down around the charity lodge Monday afternoon.  Members of the lodge held a private meeting.  FOX 17 was told the results of the meeting would be made public on Tuesday afternoon.