Police: 1 dead after fight in Walker

Kent County

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was shot and killed as a large fight broke out at a Walker home Friday.

It happened around 5 p.m. on Cedar Run Court, which is off of Wilson Avenue, between Lake Michigan Drive and Leonard Street.

Walker Police Department Chief Greg Long said officers were called to the scene on a report of a large fight and then gunfire. When they arrived, they found a man dead of a gunshot wound.

All the people involved, between six and eight, were detained for questioning. Long said one person of interest was in custody and added that arraignment could happen as early as next week — though it was unclear what charge that person may face.

Neither the name of the victim nor the person of interest was released Friday night.

Walker officers, Michigan State Police and Kent County sheriff’s deputies remained at the scene for hours after the shooting, awaiting a warrant so they could search the home where it happened, which is in a building that contains four addresses.

A police scene along Wilson Avenue north of Lake Michigan Driver in Walker on April 2, 2021.

Long said it was not immediately clear who of the people involved in the fight lived at the home.

Neighbors were asked to shelter in place while police confirmed it was safe, but they didn’t believe there was an imminent threat.

“As soon as we can execute that search warrant and confirm that there are no other parties there, we will certainly open up this area and just confirm our investigation to that scene,” Long said.

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