Search continues for shooting suspect; City reminds residents to lock doors and report suspicious activity

Update – March 3, 12:50 a.m.:The suspect in the shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University has been taken into police custody without incident.

Thank you to the community for their help and cooperation throughout this situation.


At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 2, there was a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University. The suspect, 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr., fled northbound and was last seen in the area near Maple and Cherry streets. He is considered armed and dangerous. Residents are encouraged to stay inside their residences and lock the doors of their homes, outbuildings, garages and vehicles.

More than 100 officers from multiple police agencies continue to search for the suspect and will be conducting door-to-door checks in the vicinity of Maple and Cherry streets until dark. Law enforcement helicopters will continue to assist in the search through the evening.

Community members are reminded to remain vigilant of their surroundings. Please do not actively search for the suspect or engage anyone matching the description of the suspect. Instead, please call 911 or 773-1000 to report suspicious activity or someone matching the description of the suspect.

For continuous updates, please sign up for CodeRed alerts. Sign up information can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org. You may also download the CodeRed app on your mobile device.

URGENT SAFETY INFORMATION

UPDATE March 3, 12:10 p.m.: Click here to read a message from City Mayor Allison Lents.

UPDATE March 3, 7:47 a.m.: The suspect in yesterday’s incident on the campus of Central Michigan University was apprehended early this morning. We are incredibly grateful to the hundreds of dedicated law enforcement personnel who worked tirelessly throughout the day and night to find the suspect.

The Mt. Pleasant community is safe and no threat from this incident remains. We encourage all of our residents to resume their normal activities.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department will continue to assist the Central Michigan University Police Department with the ongoing investigation.

Thank you for your cooperation and support throughout this matter!

UPDATE March 3, 12:50 a.m.: The suspect in the shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University has been taken into police custody without incident.

Thank you to the community for your help and cooperation throughout this situation.

UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: Click here for an update from Central Michigan University, confirming the identities of the victims of this morning’s shooting on the campus. The suspect is still at large.

UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5’10” and 135 lbs. He was last see wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have removed the blue hoodie.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach the suspect. Call 911 immediately.

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UPDATE: 10:43 a.m.: Click here for an update from Central Michigan University: https://www.cmich.edu/news/article/Pages/shots-fired-on-campus-march-2018.aspx 

UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: The suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect, do not approach him. Call 911 immediately.

There has been a report of a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University. The suspect is a black male and considered armed and dangerous.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is assisting Central Michigan University PD with the situation. The shooter has not yet been apprehended. A CodeRed alert has been sent to the impacted neighborhoods.

Please remain aware of your surroundings and call 911 to report suspicious activity.

All City buildings are currently locked down and not accessible to the general public.

More information will be shared as it is received.