Ferris State student shot near campus


Police have located and arrested the man believed to be responsible for shooting a student at Ferris State University early Saturday morning in Big Rapids.

According to the schools website, the suspect was taken into custody late Saturday evening, at an apartment in Finch Court on Ferris' Big Rapids campus. The suspect is being held in the Mecosta County Jail. A female subject has also been taken into custody and is being questioned by the Mecosta County Sherrif's Department.

The school's website says charges are expected to be filied against the suspect within the next 24 to 48 hours.

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Police in western Michigan are investigating a student's shooting at an off-campus apartment complex near Ferris State University.

Officials at the college in Big Rapids, about 50 miles north of Grand Rapids, canceled classes, basketball games and other sporting events Saturday in the hours after the 4:15 a.m. shooting at the Venlo Place apartments.

The university said on its website Saturday afternoon that police searched two apartments on the campus looking for the person believed to have shot the student, but they turned up nothing.

The victim, whose name and condition were not released, was transferred to a Grand Rapids hospital. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

The school canceled men and women's basketball games against Saginaw Valley State University and a high school hockey game.