Mt Pleasant Police Department Investigates Shooting – No Risk to the Public

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –  The Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) is investigating a shooting which occurred at Campus Habitat located in the 700 block of Edgewood Drive. Officers responded to the call at 5:57 p.m. 

Upon arrival officers determined the location of the shooting and secured the area.  An unidentified male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers identified a person of interest and are speaking with witnesses. There is no risk to the public.

The name of the victim will be released pending the notification of family members. This is an ongoing investigation.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Michigan State Police, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Central Michigan University Police, Mobile Medical Response and Mid-Michigan Investigative Narcotics Team.

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.

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