Police seek suspect and victim in shooting

A shooting victim fled Muskegon’s Hackley Hospital in his hospital gown less than 24 hours after being shot and injured during an argument.
Tribune Staff
Nov 18, 2013

Police are looking for the shooting victim, a 32-year-old man, as well as the suspects in the Saturday night shooting at the Baymont Inn, 4677 Harvey St. in Norton Shores.

Police responded to the hotel just south of Hile Street shortly after 8 p.m. on a report of "shots heard," according to the Norton Shores Police Department. Officers found the wounded victim in the hallway outside of room 108.

An ambulance took the man to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He fled the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Police said the victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the right side of his body, as well as the back of his head. He is wanted on warrants unrelated to the shooting incident.

Witnesses told police a Hispanic woman and a black man were seen in front of room 108. The witnesses said there was an argument, followed by 4-6 gunshots.

The man and woman were seen fleeing the hotel in a light-colored sedan, police said. They were last seen heading west on Hile Street.

The woman was described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. She has a tattoo on the right side of her neck.

The man had a thin build and was about 6 feet tall. He was wearing all black.

Both suspects are believed to be in their mid 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Observer at 231-722-7463 or Norton Shores police at 231-733-2691.


Tri-cities realist

The victim has outstanding warrants and the police don't bother to stay at the hospital? Or did he flee their custody?


Tri-cities realist, do you think it a wise use of police resources to have an officer on hand in the hospital for minor warrants? or would you want to have that police officer out on the streets ?

Tri-cities realist

Where did the article state the warrants were "minor"? I must have missed that part. Now if the article stated the nature of the warrants, and they were non-violent in nature, then I would agree with you. However, without that info, I can only suppose, which is what I did.

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