1 dead after shooting near apartments in Benton Township

Police: Benton Township teen shot breaking up fight
Posted at 11:13 AM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 11:13:05-05

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 27-year-old man is dead after a Tuesday morning shooting in Benton Township.

It happened just after 4 a.m. at the Briarwood Apartments at 1869 Union, according to a news release.

Officers heard two to three gunshots after arriving at the scene and learning of two men arguing in the parking lot.

Witnesses told police they heard one of the men saying he had been shot and vehicles fleeing the scene.

Benton Township police learned of a gunshot victim arriving at Spectrum Health Lakeland, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter has not been found as of Tuesday.

No further information was available.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Benton Charter Township Police Department at 269-925-1135 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.