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Shooting at Benton Twp. cell phone store leads to 1 arrest

Police: Benton Township teen shot breaking up fight
Posted at 8:33 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 08:33:36-05

BENTON CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 35-year-old Benton Harbor man was arrested Wednesday evening after a shooting at a cell phone store that left another man seriously injured.

It happened about 5:45 p.m. at the Metro by T-Mobile located at 2004 S. M-139 in Benton Charter Township, according to a news release Thursday.

Upon arrival, the Benton Charter Township Police Department found the victim with multiple injuries and were told that the shooter was running northbound behind other businesses.

After a short foot pursuit and a brief struggle, officers were able to apprehend the shooter.

The victim was transported to Spectrum Health Lakeland by Medic 1 Ambulance.

The shooter was taken to the Berrien County Jail, where he’s being charged with a count of assault with intent to murder, along with “numerous” other charges.

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