Teenage victim identified after shooting in Muskegon Heights

Posted at 9:50 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 10:20:17-04

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — A teenager has now been identified who was killed during a shooting outside a home Saturday evening.

Muskegon Heights Police Chief Dr. Joseph E. Thomas tells FOX 17 they received a 911 call just after 9 p.m. regarding multiple shots being fired in the 2800 block of Jefferson Street.

Officers were quick to arrive to on scene where they found a man who appeared to be dead with a gunshot wound to his head.  Officers entered a home in the immediate area, where they found a large amount of drugs inside.

Thomas says officers performed a canvass of the neighborhood and are now speaking to several individuals to find out more about what transpired.  Because of the nature of the crime, MSP’s Major Task Force has been called in to assist with the investigation.

On Sunday morning, Thomas told FOX 17 that the dead man was Rayshawn Jennings, 19, of Muskegon.