GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A 19-year-old was convicted Thursday in the murder of a man sitting in a van in the parking lot of the Arbor Lane apartment complex in Kentwood in January.
Charles Brown was found guilty in the shooting death of 29-year-old Michael Bockheim.
The person with Bockheim at the time of the shooting initially told police he was stopped at a traffic light at Clyde Park Avenue and Burton Street SW in Wyoming when two men, one armed with a handgun, approached him, demanding money and shot Bockheim. But the next day, authorities tracked down the actual crime scene and determined that the shooting was not random.
Vernon Heath, 21, turned himself in to police in March. He pleaded guilty to armed robbery in the Kent County Circuit Court in connection to the shooting and will be sentenced Nov. 29.
Brown, who will turn 20 on Nov. 26, was convicted of felony murder, armed robbery, armed robbery conspiracy and a felony firearms charge. He will be sentenced Dec. 13.
A man is in police custody following an hours-long standoff in Grand Rapids.
A gallon of unleaded gasoline is being sold for less than $3 at some stations in West Michigan.
Temperatures in West Michigan are expected to drop dramatically over the course of the next few days.