18-year-old stabbed and killed; 16-year-old suspect in custody

Posted at 3:56 AM, Aug 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-01 05:18:34-04

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An 18-year-old man is dead, and police now say that the 16-year-old boy accused of killing him is now in custody.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to Riley Street for a report of a stabbing around 11:00 p.m. on July 31. They found Japaris Rodgers, 18, at the scene with multiple stab wounds. According to police, Rodgers was walking with friends down Riley Street near 132nd Avenue when the suspect, Victor Donaldson, 16, walked up to him and stabbed him multiple times.

Rodgers was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Donaldson was not immediately located.  However, investigators later received information that he was at a home on Boer Run in Holland Township.  He is now at a juvenile detention facility and is expected to face charges for Open Murder, with the possibility of more charges to follow.

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