BCPD: Vehicle not involved in double homicide

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
A courtesy photo of a vehicle seen the night of a double homicide in Battle Creek on June 16, 2020. (Battle Creek Police Department)

A courtesy photo of a vehicle seen the night of a double homicide in Battle Creek on June 16, 2020. (Battle Creek Police Department)A courtesy photo of a vehicle seen the night of a double homicide in Battle Creek on June 16, 2020. (Battle Creek Police Department)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Battle Creek officers say they have found the vehicle they were looking for as they investigate a double homicide and determined it wasn’t involved.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. June 16 on Rittenhouse Avenue between Washington and Meachem avenues. Police say the victims, 23-year-old Diamond King and 30-year-old Leon Jackson, were killed in the shooting.

On Thursday morning, officers said a silver or gray older model Dodge Durango was seen driving through the back alley behind Rittenhouse Avenue. In the evening, they provided an update saying the vehicle had been found and they had learned it had nothing to do with the shootings.

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