Suspect Arrested in Mt. Pleasant Apartment Shooting

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of two Central Michigan University students at an off-campus apartment in Mt. Pleasant last weekend.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office says Kenneth Thomas of Detroit is in custody in connection with the shooting. Thomas was arrested on a 10-count felony.

Through an investigation, police determined that Thomas and several other people from the Detroit area came visited Mt. Pleasant Friday to socialize at local establishments. Thomas and others had heard of an afterhours party at Deerfield Village Apartments in Union Township.

Police say a fight broke out at the party and that Thomas retrieved a firearm from a vehicle and began to fire without regard for human life into the gathering in the apartment, striking and injuring two CMU students.

Following the shooting, Thomas and others fled the scene and returned to the Detroit area. Thomas and the others from Detroit have no connection to CMU, Mt. Pleasant or the apartment complex.

CMU senior, Tyler Bunting, is in stable condition and CMU quarterback John Keller was shot in the chest and was in critical condition. On Monday, Keller is reported to be in more stable condition.

Detectives are still working on the case as additional charges will be forthcoming for the others involved in the coming days.