A vehicle was seen leaving the area as responding officers arrived on the scene. Additional officers attempted to complete a traffic stop on the vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled from officers through the City of Big Rapids and into the County of Mecosta. The suspect vehicle eventually stopped and the suspect surrendered to officers without additional injuries to himself or the pursuing officers.
The intoxicated suspect was identified as a 22-year-old Stanwood male. The suspect admitted to being involved in the shooting. The suspect was lodged at the Mecosta County Jail and is awaiting arraignment. The victim was transported to Grand Rapids for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Big Rapids Police Department was assisted by Meceola Central Dispatch, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department, Ferris State University Department of Public Safety, Mecosta County EMS, and the Big Rapids Fire Department.