Teen charged with murder in Grand Rapids shooting

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Authorities outside the Stuyvesant Apartments in Grand Rapids Friday, April 9, 2021.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A teen suspect surrendered himself to police in after shooting and killing a man at a Grand Rapids apartment building last week.

Nicholas Purnell, 28, was shot and killed at Stuyvesant Apartments on Madison Avenue SE at Cherry Street Friday morning.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said 17-year-old Andre Jermaine Hollowell of Grand Rapids turned himself in later that same day. He faces charges of open murder and felony firearm.

Police have yet to say what led up to the shooting, nor is it clear if or how the victim and suspect knew one another.

Hollowell was denied bond at arraignment Monday. He’s expected back in court April 20 for a probable cause hearing.

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