SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A suspect in a shooting in Kent City was arrested after an hourslong search in northern Kent County Friday morning.
Shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, Sgt. Eric Brunner with the Kent County Sherriff’s Office said the suspect was arrested at a house on Verlin Drive in Spencer Township, near Greenville.
The sheriff’s office said it started shortly before midnight when a red Volvo sedan pulled into the driveway of a house on Main Street in Kent City. The driver got out of the car and fired several shots at the homeowner near the front door.
There were no reports of injuries, but a nearby house was struck, according to a KCSO news release.
A short time later, deputies found the car traveling at speeds more than 100 mph on 17 Mile Road, the release said. The driver was able to get away, but deputies found the car around 2:30 a.m. Friday, parked at a house on Meddler north of 18 Mile Road, according to Brunner.
When deputies approached, they found two people sitting inside a van in the driveway. A man got out of the van armed with a firearm, ignored police commands and ran away, the release said.
Investigators determined the homeowner where the car was found was an acquaintance of the suspect, who lived nearby at a house on Verlin Drive, according to the sheriff’s office.
After a search warrant was authorities, the KCSO tactical team tried to get into the house when a man and a woman immediately came out, according to the release.
A 28-year-old Gowen man was arrested on charges related to the Kent City shooting, while the woman was interviewed about her involvement, the release said.
The sheriff’s office noted that the shooting appeared to be over a domestic dispute, not a random shooting.
Meddler Avenue was closed between 18 Mile and 19 Mile roads as authorities searched for the suspect. The road has since reopened.