Teen arrested in Holland Township stabbing

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Eighteen-year-old Japaris Lamar Rogers died from multiple stab wounds received about 11 p.m., said Capt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

Rogers was walking with a group of friends in the 100 block of Riley Street, when he was approached and stabbed multiple times by the 16-year-old suspect, police said.

He was treated at the scene, but pronounced dead upon arrival at Holland Hospital.

The suspect, Victor Donaldson, was found at a residence and arrested without incident.

He is lodged in the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center pending arraignment on a charge of open murder, Bennett said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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