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Man killed, woman injured in shooting at Battle Creek apartment complex

Suspect in police custody
Battle Creek police
Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 28, 2021

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek police are investigating a Wednesday morning shooting at the Arbors of Battle Creek apartments, where one person died.

Investigators say 27-year-old Andre Watson was killed in the shooting. A 29-year-old woman was also shot. She was sent to the hospital and already released.

Police arrested one suspect who is being held on weapons charges.

Officers were dispatched to the apartments just before 5:30 a.m. for a noise complaint. Investigators tell FOX 17 a party in the parking lot was playing loud music, and likely led to an argument between several people. Police say that's when shots rang out.

Officers arrived just as the gunshots happened. Having not secured the scene, the officers carried Watson to the front of the complex where an ambulance waited. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are conducting interviews, collecting video surveillance, and searching part of the building.

Police say there is no danger to the public.