Man charged after shooting outside Muskegon Heights High School

Posted at 2:45 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 14:45:13-05

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Clarence Jamichael McCaleb, 21, was charged Wednesday for a shooting that left four others injured following a Muskegon Heights basketball game Tuesday night.

Investigators say it appears that McCaleb was the only person in the incident, other than police, who had a gun.

McCaleb was arraigned on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was charged as a third-time habitual offender, and faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted.  The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office says he could face additional charges.

According to the Muskegon County Prosecutor, McCaleb was confronted by a Muskegon County Sheriff's Deputy after the initial shooting that left four people wounded, including two Muskegon Heights students.

The deputy wounded McCaleb in the confrontation. The prosecutor's office says that the investigation so far shows the deputy took the necessary action to save his life and save others at the scene.

According to detectives, McCaleb told them that he had gone to Muskegon Heights to watch the basketball game. He ran into a group of people at the game and went out to his car to get a gun.  He told police that when he tried to leave, the group of people ran at him and he fired shots into the crowd.

Officials say McCaleb fired at least three shots, then ran away and fired into the air.

Muskegon Heights High School will be closed again Thursday.  Superintendent Alena Zachary Ross said that all four victims were innocent bystanders who were walking back to their cars after the game.