At 2:53 a.m. on July 15, the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a report of a homicide at 505 S. Bradley Street.
Upon arrival to the scene officers found one deceased male who was identified as 33-year old Chad Kuzma. Officers also located a 25-year-old, Mt. Pleasant man at the scene who sustained injuries from a gunshot wound. This individual was treated for his injuries and released.
Through witness statements and further investigative leads, a shooting suspect was identified as 29-year-old Charles Reid from Saginaw County. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Isabella County Jail.
Charles Reid was arraigned in the Isabella County Court on July 22, 2020 and charged with:
•Homicide – Open Murder
•Assault with intent to Murder
•Possession of Firearm by Felon
•3 counts of Felony Firearm
Reid is currently lodged in the Isabella County Jail on a $1,600,000 cash bond.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at (989)779-9111 or Central Dispatch (989)773-1000.
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Michigan State Police Detectives, Michigan State Crime Lab, Michigan State Fugitive Team, Michigan State Emergency Response Team, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, Central Michigan University Police, Mobile Medical Response, Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, VIPER Team, MINT, Bay City Police Department, Bay City Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department, Zilwaukee Police Department, Michigan Department of Corrections, and FBI.