Shooting Update in Grand Traverse Co: ‘Person of Interest Identified, No Danger to Public’

In this update, Grand Traverse 911 says it has a “person of interest identified” and there is “no danger to the public” after an early morning search for a man involved in a shooting.

They say the shooting happened in the Keystone Road area between Park Drive and Hammond Road. Deputies report the victim is now in stable condition.

Just after 1 a.m., gunshots rang out near the Boardman River in Grand Traverse County, leading to a manhunt that lasted hours.

The suspect was reported to be between 30 and 50 years old and believed to be carrying a semi-automatic handgun.

Deputies were eventually led to a campsite along the Boardman River.

Deputies say the person of interest has been detained for questioning and is not officially under arrest. They found him in a tent in the campground in the woods. He did not resist and was apprehended without incident.

“The scene where the incident occurred was described to us by a witness who had also witnessed this incident,” says Lieutenant Chris Oosse. “We were able to locate that scene down by the Boardman River, which was a campsite, and our emergency response team was able to locate that area and locate the subject we have right now without any incident.”

The sheriffs office says they have located a handgun that is believed to have been involved in the shooting.

“Our detectives have been on scene and they do believe we have found a semi-automatic firearm that was involved in the situation, but we’re sending evidence technicians and gathering a search warrant for the area to make sure we have all the evidence that we need in the case,” Oosse says.

During the search, the Sheriff’s department shut down part of Keystone Road, alerting the public and asking residents to lock their doors and report anyone suspicious.

That road is now back open and again, Grand Traverse 911 says there is “no danger to the public.”

Detectives are now working to piece together just what led up to this shooting.

They have not said what the relationship was between the two people believed to have been involved in this shooting, or what led them to this location.

They do believe the shooting happened after some sort of verbal argument at the campsite along the river.

We will continue to keep you updated both on air and online throughout the day, so stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader.