Grand Traverse Co. Sheriff’s Office, Traverse City Police Investigating Shooting At Bay Hill Apartment Complex

An investigation is spanning much of Grand Traverse County after a shooting in Traverse City Tuesday afternoon.

A man is in custody, who police tell us was wanted for a shooting.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. when shots were fired.

Police responded to the 600 block of apartments at the Bay Hill Apartment Complex.

Police tell us the shooting started inside the building, but then continued outside on the lawn.

The entire area is being blocked off by police tape while they continue their investigation.

It ended with the victim being taken to the hospital, after being shot in the arm and shoulder.

He is expected to be OK.

Police tell us the victim and suspect are both men between the ages of 40 and 50 and do not live in this apartment complex.

Police also do not know how or why this started.

The shooting suspect ran from the scene before police arrived and eventually was pulled over by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department.

“He is at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, like I said he had been shot a couple times one in the shoulder, one in the arm area and the suspect, like I said we’re in the middle of an investigation and so the suspect is being detained in custody pending that investigation,” Captain Keith Gills, Traverse City Police Department said.

Police tell us they have the suspect in custody after getting a detailed description of him and his vehicle.

Police say they followed the car matching the description toward a home in Grawn on Ewing Street.

A swat team arrived a little before 6 p.m.

This comes after a man drove off when deputies pulled him over.

His truck matched the description of the shooting suspect’s pickup truck.

The man ran inside a home.

Negotiators from the sheriff’s department talked to the man for about a half hour before he came out.

Deputies are still talking to him to confirm if he is connected to the shooting at the apartment complex.

Lieutenant Barsheff says one of the main things they think about is the safety of everyone around them.

“The way we are trained is that you just expect the worst all the time. So it doesn’t shock me this occurred, and we like our community to be safe for the people who live here and this is just a concern,” Lt. Barsheff said.

Again the man is in custody.

Police are still trying to find out if he was armed, or if drugs or alcohol were involved. 

9&10’s Whitney Amann and Veronica Meadows contributed to this report.

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