Police Searching For A Suspect After A Shooting Near Ferris State

Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-01 13:24:09-05

Apartment FerrisBIG RAPIDS, Mich-  Police are searching for a suspect after an off-campus shooting early Saturday morning near Ferris State University.

According to the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety, Police are in search of a suspected shooter who, earlier this morning, entered an off-campus apartment at Venlo Place in Big Rapids and shot a man, who is a Ferris student.

The man shot is being transferred to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids and is not believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

Police are securing the Venlo Place Apartments and residences on Finch Court as well as other parts of campus.

Ferris State Department of Public Safety are encouraging residents to stay inside and exercise extreme caution until the shooter has been apprehended.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot African-American male with dreadlocks, age 20-25, 150-180 lbs., and was wearing black cargo pants, a red sweatshirt and black vest.

All activities on theFerris campus scheduled for today, Saturday, Feb. 1, will be canceled or suspended. Canceled events include the men’s and women’s basketball games against Saginaw Valley State University and the Big Rapids High School hockey game and a youth hockey tournament. A youth hockey tournament, scheduled to be played on campus, is suspended until 6 p.m.

Anyone with information is urged to call Ferris DPS at 591-5000.