Detroit Man Arrested For Attempted Murder in Big Rapids

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The Big Rapids Dept. of Public Safety says a Detroit man has been arrested for attempted murder in Big Rapids.

Deputies say early Thursday, officers responded to the 1200 block of Perry Avenue for a report of a shooting.

They say the victim reported being contacted by an unknown person via Snapchat, and the victim did not know the Snapchat holder.

Deputies say a short time later, the victim noticed a car following his vehicle. In an attempt to avoid the car following him, the victim went through an apartment complex and a shopping center on Perry Avenue.

The victim says that while he was stopped at the traffic signal to exit the shopping center, the suspect vehicle stopped on Perry Avenue and fired a single shot from a handgun out of the car’s window.

Deputies say the victim returned to his apartment where he called police. No injuries were reported, but the suspect was described as a unknown Black male with a beard.

Deputies say later in the day, the victim called again to say that he had found the car that followed him.

Contact was made with the resident of the apartment, who matched the description that was given by the victim.

After further investigation, deputies say it was determined that Amari Jenson, 22, of Detroit was the suspect who had fired the firearm at the victim.

Deputies say Jensen was taken into custody for assault with the intent to murder, and he has been taken to the Mecosta County Jail.

Jensen has been arraigned through the 77th District Court on nine counts and being held on a $250,000 surety.